Year of the Sunrise I

November 2019


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Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
Sunrise from Hidden Beach
    01
    Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
      02
      Sunrise from Shiras Park
        03
        Sunrise from Presque Isle
          04
          Sunrise from Presque Isle
            05
            Sunrise from Belle Isle
              06
              Sunrise from Monument to Joe Louis
                07
                Sunrise from I-75
                  08
                  Sunrise from Woodward Avenue
                    09
                    Sunrise from Mariners' Church
                      10
                      Sunrise from Shiras Park
                        11
                        Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
                          12
                          Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
                            13
                            Sunrise from Shiras Park
                              14
                              Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
                                15
                                Sunrise from Lower Harbor Ore Dock
                                  16
                                  Sunrise from Pebble Beach
                                    17
                                    Sunrise from Presque Isle Breakwall
                                      18
                                      Sunrise from Lower Harbor Breakwall
                                        19
                                        Sunrise from McCarty's Cove
                                          20
                                          Sunrise from Upper Harbor Ore Dock
                                            21
                                            Sunrise from Founders Landing
                                              22
                                              Sunrise from Bum's Beach
                                                23
                                                Sunrise from Park View Park
                                                  24
                                                  Sunrise from Franklin Avenue Bridge
                                                    25
                                                    Sunrise from Lake of the Isles
                                                      26
                                                      Sunrise from Black Rocks
                                                        27
                                                        Sunrise from U.S. Coast Guard Station
                                                          28
                                                          Sunrise from Founder's Landing Boardwalk
                                                            29
                                                            Sunrise from Clark Lambros Park
                                                              30

                                                              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.

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                                                              Watch More Sunrises

                                                              As Year of the Sunrise continues, one significant takeaway is encouraging others to watch more sunrises this year than they did the previous year. I present you with a challenge, to watch more sunrises in 2021 than they did in 2020.

                                                              Take the 2021 Sunrise Pledge

                                                              Blah Blah Blah

                                                              For additional sunrise photos follow both @BugsySailor and @UPSupplyCo on Instagram. I don't post daily, but you will see additional content unvailable here.

                                                              November Highlights

                                                              • City living with trips to Detroit and Minneapolis
                                                              • Nature always wins, Lakeshore has been destroyed again
                                                              • The second fewest photos taken in a month, second only to March, which is half as many photos taken in January and June
                                                              • When counting photos from Marquette, the sun was only visible at sunrise twice this month
                                                              • Possibly the month with the most photos of man-made structures, skyscrapers, interstates, lifeguard towers, and sculptures
                                                              • Sun was visible for 6 of 30 sunrises

                                                              November Musings

                                                              I wrote a joke.

                                                              Was the sun visible this month? Nopevember.


                                                              And suddenly November is over. The madnesss of October is over. It’s still a busy season with shop sales and holidays (the ones I didn’t create). But my heart is with the sun. There is no doubt I’m a little emotional looking back and thinking I’ve done this for eleven months. Which means, according to the plan anyhow, that only one month of this project remains. The only time I’ve had this sort of feeling was when I made it to Louisiana as the 25th state of the Hometown Invasison Tour, and then arriving in Ohio which was suddenly the 47th state, and the next thing I knew I was on a plane to Alaska, the only state I had never been to. A few more days pass, and I’m back in Michigan, the official 50th state of a year-long 50-state road trip.

                                                              What is it about a single year commitment that means so much to us? It’s reinforced with our emphasis on birthdays and anniversarys and annual holidays. More than ever, thanks to a certain Beatrice, I’m thinking more about just how sentimental and ritualistic I am. Perhaps in an unhealthy way at times, or at least in a way that prevents me from some highlghy sought after goals.

                                                              My favorite quote from David Thoreau’s “Walking” is, “In one half-hour I can walk off to some portion of the earth’s surface where a man does not stand from one year’s end to another.” The book is referenced a numbrer of times throughout this journal (notwithstanding Beatrice’s contention). But it brings me to this… in one year (or half-year?) I can achieve some ambition where nobody has … Ok, it’s not quite finished yet. One more month.

                                                              Songs of November

                                                              Music has played a large role in this year's journey. These are the songs that were the theme of November, the ones that were playing in my car stereo on the way to sunrise, in my headphones while editing photos, and the ones being shared with those closeest to me. Check out the entire playlist.

                                                              For road trips to Farmington to debate your favorite Arcade Fire song.

                                                              I'm alright with a slow burn.

                                                              Close your eyes and move slow to this one. Feel it out.

                                                              The pressure of 2020, the pressure of finishing this year, the pressure of being backed into a corner, babe.

                                                              November Sunrise Locations


                                                              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.

                                                              Subscribe

                                                              Every once in a great while I send out a newsletter with sunrise updates, life stories, project developments, and various shenanigans. I'd love to share these with you and will respect your inbox.

                                                              Watch More Sunrises

                                                              As Year of the Sunrise continues, one significant takeaway is encouraging others to watch more sunrises this year than they did the previous year. I present you with a challenge, to watch more sunrises in 2021 than they did in 2020.

                                                              Take the 2021 Sunrise Pledge

                                                              Blah Blah Blah

                                                              For additional sunrise photos follow both @BugsySailor and @UPSupplyCo on Instagram. I don't post daily, but you will see additional content unvailable here.