Friday, February 20, 2009

Sunset over the Gulf of Mexico

This is now more than one year since I have photographed a REAL sunset again. Yesterday we arrived in Destin, FL and got a very nice and very affordable place to sleep in the "Henderson Beach National Park".


The sun was setting in her beautiful golden lights - it was very COLD and a strong wind was blowing me almost away


A lonely jogger in sunset


A sizzling sun sinks into the Gulf of Mexico


Henderson Beach National Park

One of the most beautiful sights while visiting the park is a breathtaking view of a Dolphin family (porpoise) as they emerge from the waters for a breath of air, or a group of Rays as they soar across the shallow waters along the coastline.

Activities that visitors can enjoy while visiting Henderson Beach State Park include swimming, surf fishing, picnicking, camping, bicycle riding, nature trials, family reunions & weddings, as well as a leisurely walk in the sugar white sand or in the splash of the emerald green water.

Henderson Beach State Park is located just east of the city of Destin on U.S.98, approximately 1.5 miles west of toll road 293 (Mid Bay Bridge). From the Northwest, take I-10 to highway 85 south until you reach highway 98. Drive east for approximately 10 miles and you will see signs for the park on the right. From the Northeast, take I-10 to Highway 331 South to Highway 20 West to Toll Road 293 South (Mid Bay Bridge). Go across the Mid Bay Bridge and turn west (right) on Highway 98. Drive approximately 1.5 miles west and park entrance will be on your left.


Hi my friends,

I hope you enjoy these sunset shots like I did it to photograph them for you! Today we will drive the last miles in Florida to Pensacola and after that we will enter the State of Alabama, trying to get an inexpensive night camp over there at the shores.

Oh, btw., we have entered yesterday also another time zone and were very surprised that our watches did'nt changed automatically also to Central time...LOL...

13 comments:

Dakota Bear said...

Wonderful!

RennyBA said...

This is just breath taking - or as I like to say: It shows the golden beauty of nature!

richies said...

Beautiful sunset. I wish I was somewhere to see a sunset over the ocean.

An Arkies Musings

DianeCA said...

Funny it sure doesn't look cold! Define cold...I bet it is colder here hahaha and Renny's sunsets are really cold. I know I was there when he took the pictures.

No, I would define that sunset as hot!! At least the colors are. Good job!

papercages said...

Stunning shots. Lucky you to see it in person. Thanks for sharing.

Gran said...

Amazing! I hope you both have a safe trip to Alabama.

Marcie said...

Absolutely breath-taking. I'm speechless!

Michele said...

Beautiful photos... the color is absolutely amazing...
Stunning!
Drive safe!

Mountain Retreat

The Retired One said...

LOVED THESE!!! I hope to get some sunset shots over the next few days here at Madeira Beach too!

Bob Johnson said...

Susanne, you take some of the best Sunset shots ever, these are so exceptional, love the colors.

Carole said...

Fabulous set of sunset images Sue

Anna said...

Susanne I am enjoing very much. You know never see a sun so beautiful over the water, may be one day! Excellent calm colors, romantic. Anna :)

Beach Weddings said...

Love your sunset pictures, we do a lot of Weddings in Destin Florida and the pretty sunsets are rare.Thanmks again for pics.

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