Of course, one of the biggest reasons to go to the beach, anytime, is sunrise. I was probably half a mile into my walk before I took that first picture. To be the first one out there and to be that far from anyone else is what your head needs every once in a while. The only thing missing was my beach-walking shell-picking buddy. But I ended up with enough for both of us somehow. I was only gonna pick up a few really good ones. At least that was the plan.