March 10, 2019

McCarty's Cove at 8:12am

Sunrise from McCarty's Cove, Marquette, MI

Sunrise 69 of 365

  • Sunrise time: 8:12
  • Azimuth: 95°
  • Did the sun rise: Yes
  • Was the sun visible: No


  • Temperature: 24 ºF
  • Felt like: 15 ºF
  • Conditions: Overcast
  • Wind: 9 mph
  • Visibility: 3.6 mi
  • Humidity: 96%


  • 17mm
  • f/7.1
  • 1/80 sec
  • 640


McCarty's Cove, Marquette, MI

46° 32' 52" N, -87° 22' 41" W

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Musings [189 words]

I could have driven for endless hours this morning. There’s soemthing about driving on fresh snow covered rows where you’re making fresh tracks. My car never seems more silent or peaceful, and of course it’s a little more fun to push down the gas around the corners.

Something that’s been consistent about these mornings is spending a little time driving each day (most days anyhow). Similar to bringing my camera outdoors, driving has always been a comfortable place of solitude for me, where I find myself grounded again.

Mostly, it began during the Hometown Invasion Tour. During the trip I had very little time to myself other than my drive time. The rest of the time I had to be “on”, always aware of being a considerate house guest, trying to be engaging, and moving at a pace that had me change beds every 2.8 days for a year. I longed for the drives.

Though I have considerable amount of time to myself today, it is still full of distractions, obligations, and worrying about all the looming deadlines.

The morning drives may be nearly as beneficial as the sunrise.

Fuel more Sunrises

There is plenty more to come from Year of the Sunrise. You can always add a cup of coffee to keep me going strong in the mornings, or a tank of gas to get me to some new places, as the sun keeps rising.