One of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen.

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One of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen.

In late May of 2006 I went on a wonderful trip to the BVI (the British Virgin Islands). It changed my life. We were about 9 days on a 37 foot sailboat cruising from island to island however we decided, on a whim. I’ve never had a greater time.

Almost every evening was as beautiful as the one depicted in these photos. The five here were taken on June 1, 2006 in sequence over 8 minutes from 10:16 pm to 10:24 pm. I love the variety of colors and textures and how the hues change from one photo to the next.

I checked several sites online to find out how far off is the horizon. The island is a about a mile and the very edge of the horizon looking towards the island is a little over 14 miles.

I’m no sailor, I’m a landlubber from Renton, Washington. But I got my sea legs fast and acquired many sailing skills. Maybe it's a guy thing, but my imagination took me straight to The Far Side of the World, by Patrick O'Brian. I loved those stories as a kid and I really liked the movie Master & Commander directed by Peter Weir with Russell Crowe as Captain Aubrey.

We were several days on the water unplugged from any and all devices, accept the boats emergency radio and our portable stereo with a pile of CD's. I think on occasion I could live like this for the rest of my life. It's not hard to imagine.

Today I’m enjoying a quiet day at home. The windows and doors are open and the late summer breeze feels so good. It does remind me somehow of once upon a time on the Far Side of the World, on an adventure with friends, and sharing one of the most beautiful sunsets I've ever seen.

Note: If you click on a photo it will take you to the full size resolution on my picasa webfolders.

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You are right . . . those photos DO the sunset justice, although it would be better seeing the sun slowly set.  Lovely photos and the contrasts of dark/light and the shades of color are spectacular. 

Sep 16, 2012 01:57 PM #1
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Rene, sometimes it seems that we have no other purpose on this planet than to experience its excruciating beauty.

Sep 16, 2012 02:08 PM #2
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Hi Carla: Thanks... I love the fact that the sky is so big that even though it's getting dark you can see the blue sky above through the clouds...

Sep 16, 2012 02:17 PM #3
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Charlie: Ain't it the truth! Just when you think you've done something really outstandingly cool, Mom Earth gives you something that is just hands down amazing!

Sep 16, 2012 02:19 PM #4
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Hi Rene,

Your photos are gorgeous!  That trip must have been awesome.

Sep 16, 2012 02:20 PM #5
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Kelly: Thanks so much... It totally was an awesome trip! And it seems just like yesterday even though it was back in 2006.

Sep 16, 2012 03:01 PM #6
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you're right!!  That is a terriffic sunset!  Wish I had been there to experience it.

Sep 16, 2012 03:21 PM #7
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Jeanne and Ralph: I'd love to go back! :O)

Sep 16, 2012 03:35 PM #8
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It's just magical, Rene'.  The only thing close to it that I've seen were sunsets at Kona, Hawaii, and Islamorada, Florida.  Scenes like that set the world right again!

Sep 16, 2012 04:35 PM #9
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Thanks Myrl... We have beautiful sunsets here in the Pacific Northwest, but with so many hills and mountains, they are not as spacious as those in the middle of the ocean, like the BVI...

 

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Rene, There is almost nothing as beautiful as a sunset. I haven't seen a series of shots of the same sunset so this was amazing.

Sep 16, 2012 05:34 PM #11
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Thank you for that beautiful sunset for today.  I miss those.

Sep 16, 2012 06:41 PM #12
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Debbie: No better promise for tomorrow than a beautiful sunset... I heard that somewhere.

Kathy: You a very welcome.

 

Sep 17, 2012 07:46 AM #13
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Thanks for sharing your very beautiful photographs.

 

Have a most productive week as home buyers take advantage of the attractive prices and very low mortgage interest rates.

 

Sep 17, 2012 09:21 AM #14
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Thanks Roy... I'm glad you enjoyed them! Love the flowers! Have a great week also...

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