Saturday, 14 December 2013

California sunset


It's been almost a year since I last posted anything here. Sorry about that. The reasons are both personal and professional and I'm not up to updating anyone on either of those right now. But I did want to share an amazing sunset both Pam and I saw a week or so before Thanksgiving.

This was a sunset seen from Carpinteria Beach. Apparently it's the safest beach in America, or something like along those lines.

I felt very safe, especially as I wasn't in the water and I didn't see any muggers or assassins near me. Lots of people were there that evening because the sunset the previous evening was even more spectacular and everyone was on the beach wanting to see the same thing again. The sunset wasn't quite as good but it was still wonderful to watch. Unfortunately Pam and I were on the road the evening before, so didn't have the chance to capture what was a stunning sight (we saw the sunset from Hwy 101), but this wasn't too bad either.

I have a great picture from further up north I want to share, but won't for now. Pam gets it as her Christmas present which I hope will remind her of the wonderful places we visited on our recent 3000-mile road trip.

And, for those interested, once I can post something about UKIRT's future (and mine), I will!


Tammie Lee said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Hilary said...

Lovely to see you posting, Tom. I hope all is well in your world. That is an absolutely amazing sunset. Hard to imagine something more lovely than that.

Tom said...

Thank you, Tammie and Hilary! It's been a very tough year but hopefully starting to see light at the end of the tunnel.

Anonymous said...

Hi Tom, I was thinking of you the other day when I saw a spot of snow on Mauna Kea....burrr. LOVE the sunset photo and can't wait for more updates. Happy Holidays from Waimea.