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.