There's nothing quite like an ocean sunset. I'm lucky to live in an area where the ocean is just a few minutes drive from home and the chance to camp for a few days at the beach is not much further. For the past four summers as well as this summer, my family and I have had the wonderful opportunity to go beach camping at South Carlsbad State Beach. Not only do we get to dine and sleep right next to the ocean waves but we also get to witness some of the most beautiful sunsets.
August 5, 2009. Me at our campsite, #156 and sunset in background. Our second year beach camping.
August 25, 2010. Sunset from our campsite, #37. Just stunning.
August 22, 2011. Carlos, me, and sunset at our campsite, #37 again.
April 15, 2012. Spring beach camping at #37 and our evening view.
April 16, 2012. End of second day of Spring beach camping.
August 15, 2012. Gorgeous, golden sunset during our first evening of beach camping at site #37.
August 16, 2012. Purple hue sunset on our second evening.
Of course, most of my days are spent at home and sunsets by the ocean are an occasional treat. However, I have found sunsets can be spectacular just about anywhere. Outside my door steps where I live atop a few mesas east of the ocean, the sunsets can be stunningly dramatic.
September 2006. Sunsets of past years, view from my front yard.
November 2006. Across my small street, my neighbors palm tree and beautiful purple, pink sunset.
I even have a picture of an October sunset from my parents house (my childhood home) in Spring Valley, CA. Spring Valley is further inland about 12 miles east from where I live today. As you can see, the sunset colored sky is still so simply beautiful.
October 2011. A view of sunset and moon from my parents front yard.
According to Oscar Wilde "sunsets are old-fashioned". But I think many of those who witness these stunning scenes of colored infused skies might disagree. What's old is new again and that is what every sunset is like to me.