On Sunday, Mark’s Lover, a friend of his, and I went to Ocean City to watch the sunrise on the beach. Unfortunately, it was more a sky lightening than a sunrise, but it was still nice to watch.
Sunrise in Ocean City
At the Shore
I dropped off Mark’s Lover and his friend and then headed to Assateague by myself to take some early morning photos. I played around with my new camera’s HDR setting. I thought maybe that would help me learn to like it.
Nope. Still dislike HDR.
At the North Beach several people were stand-up paddle boarding, which made for some interesting pictures.
In the Distance
Getting there early enough to see the animals was another benefit of waking up early, even though I was tired.
With the Waves
Surveying the Scene
I went to the clam digging spot and found some wild horses off of the road.
Clam Digging Site
More HDR. Still Don’t Like It.
I then did the short hike along the Life of the Dunes trail. It was hard because of the sand. It was also starting to get hotter, but the trail was deserted and interesting. Along the trail was bits and pieces of an old road, which was taken out by a storm in the early 60s. According to the interpretive sign, the storm basically took out the community living on the shore and that was the basis for founding the National Shore.
Life of the Dunes Trail
Road to Nowhere