Three things in life that I love are the beach and watching the sun rise and set. Actually managing to achieve these becomes more of a challenge at this time of year however I have a secret weapon – well, a virtual secret weapon.
There is one beach that I love but, unfortunately, it’s 3000 miles away from the place I call home. This is the beach that I have based my Silver Lake books around and its been way too long since I sank my toes into its sand.
And my secret virtual weapon – a local webcam.
One morning last week, the blue light of early dawn ( the photo above) caught my eye as I logged onto my laptop. It was 11am in the UK and 6am at the beach( or was it 7am – the clocks changing has me confused about the time difference!) .
For once I had time to spare and therefore the time to watch the sun rise over my beach. Want to see?
and finally at 9am the town of Rehoboth Beach was starting to come to life and go about its day.
I might not have physically been there but I could taste the salt in the air, hear the waves lap up on the shore and sense the town of Rehoboth Beach coming to life. It might have been a chilly October sunrise but it warmed my heart.
Sometimes all you need is a little imagination and you’re there……
If you want to check it out for yourself, here’s the webcam link