We just got back from a vacation in Myrtle Beach; my brother and sister-in-law moved down there and I am always–always!–a fan of visiting family, particularly if they’re in new/fun/interesting places.
D) All of the above.
I’ll be discussing more of what we did in later posts, but as is my penchant, George and I (and my brother, who really didn’t have to get up with us, but he’s a trooper) went to the beach for a sunrise photo shoot. Bear in mind that sunrise on the beach was 6:08AM. And it’s like a fifteen minute drive from their house to the actual beach-beach. Yeah, we were up at 4:30. That doesn’t happen much, if indeed ever at all. But you know…you’ve got to go where the photo ops are, they don’t come to you (unless, maybe, you’re Annie Leibovitz, but I digress).
So we went to Surfside Pier, a fishing pier that was built in 1953 and rebuilt three times since then. I wanted something that would add an extra bit of visual interest, since relying on waves and sun can be suspect, especially if you’re looking at the weather reports and they’re telling you it’s going to be cloudy. Sure, I could have looked at the forecast and not gone, but I was awake at 4:30 in the morning. There’s no going back from that.
And so, with no further ado…here is Myrtle Beach, 28 June 2013, somewhere between 5:30 and 6:30 in the morning.
And finally, one of my favorite things about Surfside Beach…
That’s it for now! I hope you think they’re as worth the 4:30 alarm as I do. Thanks for dropping by.