Thursday, October 27, 2016

More Gulf Coast Sunsets - And the Green Flash!

The Gulf of Mexico is known for it's incredible sunsets.We spent a week in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida this past summer and were privy to some stunning Gulf Coast sunsets. I wrote about some southern Gulf Coast sunsets here and now I'm highlighting some from St. Pete Beach. We caught sunsets from Boca Ciega Bay, the Postcard Inn at St. Pete Beach, from the Brass Monkey bar and the beach at Pass-A-Grille - which is technically also St. Pete Beach. And we even caught a sunset before a storm on a sailboat on Boca Ciega Bay. 






















On our last night of vacation we were hemming and hawing about getting to the beach to see the sunset. Finally, we said "Ok, let's go". We pulled up to the beach as a wedding was ending and the sun was just setting. As we were standing there watching it sink into the Gulf, my friend and I saw it. The Green Flash! About 3 seconds worth of green. I almost couldn't believe my eyes! If my friend hadn't seen it also, I might've thought that it didn't happen. But it did. And now I know that the green flash isn't a myth. It really happens! If you're a sunset watcher, I hope you get to see it someday, too.















How about you? Where was your most memorable or favorite sunset?


This post is part of a link-up with: Travel Photo Thursday at Budget Travelers Sandbox, Weekend Travel Inspiration at Reflections Enroute and Weekend Wanderlust Travel Blog Party!








16 comments:

  1. As someone said: it´s almost impossible to watch a sunset and not to dream! The Gulf of Mexico looks like a special place for all the sunset lovers! Felt in love with your pics #WeekendWanderlust

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    1. Thanks so much!The Gulf Coast really is a special sunset place - and I'm partial to sunsets as I'm not much of an early riser, though I can do it, just not always happily :) Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Fantastic photos! The colors are incredible. It is awesome that you saw the green flash. I have heard about it a lot of times but have never witness it. I can imagine your friend sand you looking at each other and going like: "Did you see that?" #TPThursday

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    1. Thanks Ruth! And that's exactly how it was - neither of us could believe that we saw it! And thanks for visiting The Unpaved Road!

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  3. Such incredible sunset photos! I've never seen the green flash, but I have heard of it. My favorite sunset was in Cinque Terre, the sky just lit up as if it was on fire one evening. Incredible!

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    1. Thanks Jim! And those fiery sunset skies are the best, aren't they? Thanks for stopping by The Unpaved Road!

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  4. My favorite sunset was while at anchor on the Hauraki Gulf in New Zealand. I think there is something about being on a boat that makes sunsets special.

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    1. I agree - sunset on a boat is quite incredible. We live on a lake and like to take our boat out for sunset cruises - always beautiful. Thanks for visiting, Rhonda!

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  5. Wonderful photos, I love watching sunsets when I'm travelling. It's something you never have time to do normally. Still yet to see a Green Flash, so jealous!

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    1. Thank you! So true, I tend to see alot more sunsets when I'm traveling. Maybe one of the reasons I like travel so much. Thanks for visiting The Unpaved Road!

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  6. Great photos of such a gorgeous sunset! Wow!Lucky you for seeing the Green Flash. Some of my most memorable sunsets were in Bora Bora and Hawaii.

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    1. Thanks Mary! I do feel incredibly lucky to have seen the Green Flash. And I saw some beautiful sunsets in Hawaii also - look forward to someday seeing some in Bora Bora. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Last year we had horrible fires in Washington State but the smokey air produced amazing red and orange sunsets.

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    1. Sorry to hear about those fires but glad there was a tiny upside to them in the sunsets. Thanks for stopping by The Unpaved Road!

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  8. Cool! I haven't heard about the Green Flash phenomenon. I'll have to keep an eye out for it now.

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    1. I had heard about it but wasn't sure I believed it - but I'm a believer now! Thanks for visiting!

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