Exploring the Stories of the Islands and the Freedoms of Third Age

Island Sunrises


Surfing the Web the other day ……. ok, I admit it, procrastinating about doing anything remotely useful …….. I came across a fabulous set of photos on some travel blog or other, showing sunsets all over the world.  Oh, they set my feet to itching and my mouth to salivating.  Then reality set in.  I just can’t travel at the moment.  I can’t take off and see all these wonderful sights first hand :=(    I wanted to cry.  My feet felt like lead.  My heart hit the floor.  I cursed myself for allowing this to happen.  I raged against an unfair fate. THEN……..I remembered photos I’d taken of sunrises and sunsets here………….. and I thought, as one friend recently pointed out to me, if you have to be grounded there ARE worse places!

So I thought I would share these scenes with you.  First the sunrises, sunsets to follow the next time I feel like this!

The emblematic Montaña Roja, snapped from the yukky Amarilla Golf a few years back.

La Playa de las Vistas, Los Cristianos.  You’d expect sunsets from here, because I am facing west, but sometimes the sunrise is reflected around the horizon of the island.

I know this is not a great photo.  I knew the colors would change and the moment would be lost, so I snapped before I was in the position I would have liked to have been in.  The colors are exactly as they were.  Simply, stunning. Montaña Roja again.

La Tejita is the favorite beach of many of us who prefer to be away from crowds.  Me, I like it even better at sunrise when there is hardly another soul around.

El Cabezo Playa.  Almost on my doorstep.  This snapped two minutes from where I am living.

A sight I was well accumstomed to a couple of years back.  The sun rising over Montaña Guaza, and bathing the harbor of Los Cristianos in early morning light.

Apart from guarding La Tejita, Montaña Roja is the last thing which registers on leaving the island, and sighting it again symbolizes one’s return, and at sunrise witnesses the hope of a new day.

At the time I caught this sunrise, some years ago, I was stuck in a bad place, but on the cusp of change for a much better time in life.  My morning walk, these sunrises kept me going during the rest of horrible days!

Sometimes there isn’t a riot of color, just a slow rising of brilliance from the grey dawn.  Playa El Cabezo.

El Cabazo again, on a more colorful morning.

Montaña Roja/La Tejita again.  The sun rises from a slightly different perspective, depending on the time of year.

Trixy enjoying our early morning romp on La Tejita  :=)

Yep – worse places to be stuck, I guess!


Author: IslandMomma

Exploring island life and the freedoms of Third Age: Challenging myself every day: writing, traveling, snapping pix, running & teaching ESL

5 thoughts on “Island Sunrises

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  2. Yep, that’s not a bad place to be. Gorgeous sunsets, I hope you keep enjoying them!

    • Thank you. These were the sunrises. Sunsets another time when I feel restless! Love your pix of Ireland. Have been chaffing to go back there since my first, very brief visit last year! Also that’s fascinating about Tebay Services! That’s my neck of the woods when in the UK, and it always was nice (used to stop there a lot eons ago en route from Fylde Coast to Scotland), but I didn’t realize it was that good. Adding an inspection to my planned Fall trip to UK!

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