We found ourselves a comfortable rock with some plant growth directly in front of us--thus giving no one a chance to block our view--and settled down in a chill breeze to wait.
Color began to appear in the sky quite early as a low bank of clouds began to reflect pink, purple and orange from the approaching Sun.
|Lightening sky to the northeast at 0425|
|Color to the northeast at 0428.|
|Still no Sun at 0457|
The first sliver peeped above the horizon right on schedule. (Some people did not. They were late to the party.)
|First sliver of sun at 0458 and a smidge.|