6 Reasons to Wake Up Early on Vacation

6 Reasons to Wake Up Early on Vacation

I am an erratic sleeper.  I go stretches where sleep means the world to me.  And other periods of time where I forget what sleep is.  When I travel, I often have trouble sleeping.  And my most recent trip was no exception.  I fell asleep most nights earlier than I would at home since I had no internet access.  But 5:30-6:00am, and I was wide awake.  At our days at sea, I chose to use the time to burn a few of the many calories I had consumed on the cruise, by going on the jogging track.  I noticed the beauty of the sunrise and though, I wish I had my camera. Sunrise, when the sky is mixed with a few clouds, is stunning.  But it is even more incredible when there is something besides water meeting the sky.

So when we arrived in St. Thomas and then again the next day when we arrived in St. Marteen, I took advantage of my early wake up and went on the balcony with my Canon 5D MKII and Canon 16-35L Lens in hand. And it was worth it!  So which of these 6 is your favorite?  Which would give you reason to wake up early on vacation?

photographing sunrise on Oasis of the Seas

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15 Comments

  1. April 17, 2010 at 9:09 am — Reply

    The top left (#1) is my favorite from the images. I should probably not stay in bed so often on vacation 🙂

  2. April 17, 2010 at 9:14 am — Reply

    My favorite is the first one! Love them!

  3. April 17, 2010 at 9:22 am — Reply

    number one most definitely!!

  4. Heidi
    April 17, 2010 at 10:14 am — Reply

    They are all beautiful. I am partial to the first one, it is just so glorious. The boats moored is beautiful too.

  5. April 17, 2010 at 10:18 am — Reply

    The first one (top left) is my favorite for sure! I’m not a morning person, but I’ll have to remember to get up at least once on my next vacation.

  6. Jenn S.
    April 17, 2010 at 10:28 am — Reply

    The first one is my favorite! I love the composition, and the burst of sunlight peeking through the clouds. Perfection!

  7. Nicole
    April 17, 2010 at 10:43 am — Reply

    First one is the best!

  8. April 17, 2010 at 11:53 am — Reply

    The first one is gorgeous. I love tons of color & sunrises, so that one wins for me.

  9. April 17, 2010 at 1:13 pm — Reply

    Definetly worth walking up for! Top left is our favorite.

  10. April 17, 2010 at 2:50 pm — Reply

    They all are beautiful but the top left is my favorite one!!! I love the sun shining through the clouds!

  11. April 17, 2010 at 8:55 pm — Reply

    Love the oranges in the first one! I took a cruise through Europe and the sunrises on the Red Sea were amazing!

  12. mMusik 320
    April 17, 2010 at 9:48 pm — Reply

    FFirst one…..beautiful!!

  13. April 18, 2010 at 8:46 am — Reply

    #1 – just beautiful

  14. […] Tips ShareAs many of you know by now, a few weeks ago I was away on Spring Break.  I posted the Sunrise photos this past weekend. So check those out if you missed them.  And today I will share some more […]

  15. April 21, 2010 at 6:27 pm — Reply

    They are all beautiful but there is something about the spreading warmth of that first one that just grabs me.

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