Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sunset Colors

We delayed Evening Reports by about 35 minutes tonight, which meant I actually got up to the bridge for sunset. It's been a while since I made the time to watch a sunset, and it was an amazing one. 

The water was flat calm, with barely a ripple from the light wind. We were sending up a small wake to either side, but directly behind us, the water was smooth as glass. It reflected the lights and colors from the sky, even the muted white of the nearly full moon shone a subtle, sparkly pathway to the horizon.

The sun was bright orange as it moved beyond the curve of the earth. There were a few different types of clouds in the sky that mirrored its color. I have one more swallow tattoo to get, and I want it in sunset colors. The brilliant orangy-peach with magenta and pink streaks that luminesces from within, and the dark, shadowed purple that is the same family, but with all the yellow from the sun stripped out by the onset of night. 

LCDR Charlotte Mundy
Executive Officer
USCGC DILIGENCE (WMEC 616)
**UNDERWAY**


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