Friday, October 4, 2013

Sunrise at Sea

From one of John's recent voyages please enjoy this brief video.

There was no crowd along the railing on the Promenade Deck on the morning this sunrise was recorded. For one thing, most cruisers are more likely to party late into the night than be early risers to catch a sunrise. This is on the port side of the vessel, looking east, of course, as we were southbound about 30 miles off the coast of California, somewhere in the area of San Francisco.  For those of you with larger screens and a careful eye: Pause the video at 33 seconds and below and a little to the right of the sun ... you will see a dark figure coming out of the water. Yes, it's a whale, and it jumps completely out of the water with a big splash on return. At the time, we paused to wonder if the whale was saluting the sunrise?  Wish we had zoom on video but no such luck this time.

Here is a shot of Promenade Deck on a sunny afternoon at about the same place were the sunrise was watched the following morning ....

And here is a self-portrait of our founder ...

And, lastly, another sunrise photo ... this one at the Port of Los Angeles, our destination.  John calls this an "industrial sunrise".

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.


  1. Good to see you in front of the camera!

  2. Lovely! I think I may have imagined that whale, but it was sure cool. And hello to you! :-)


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