The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me and Pete the Peacock as we travel and photograph our way across this big beautiful country of ours! We’ll explore our natural resources as well as the creature comforts of good food, a nice place to lay our head at night, and places to explore. We’ll talk to “locals” of the area to get the inside scoop on the best places to go – often off the beaten path.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

Lone tree at Walnut Beach, Milford, CT during the last sunrise of 2018.

We ended 2018 with a fabulous sunrise at Walnut Beach in Milford, CT, joining a group of twenty or so other photographers. It was an unusually mild morning for the end of December, with barely a breeze stirring.

Pre-dawn clouds, Walnut Beach, Milford, CT

There were some wonderful rippling clouds in the sky that added drama to the warming colors.

Sun rising next to Charles Island off Walnut Beach, Milford, CT

The sun rose in a fiery ball to the right of Charles Island, just off the coast of Walnut Beach. There is a sandbar that allows you to walk to the Island, however, you need to be very aware of the tide cycles as it is not unusual for people to get stranded on the Island once the tide rolls in.

Waves of clouds after sunrise in Milford, CT

Normally once the sun rises higher in the sky it is difficult to photograph as it is too bright. On this morning the clouds just got better and better with the rising sun. This was taken about 45 minutes after the sun broke the horizon. The ripples in the clouds were quiet dramatic and made for some wonderful images.

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