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September Sunset – Green Flash

Whew!  It was close but, when the discussion looked like it would take me away from another sunset, I pouted and got my way.

September Sunset
September Sunset

So I started dinner (microwave pot pies) and watched the sun level through our RV windows.  We have a “peak” through the trees.  In some spots we can actually see a section of the ocean from our RV.  But the sun isn’t setting in that spot this month.  So, at the appropriate time, Don said “You’d better go!  We’ll eat when you get back.”

Green Flash
Green Flash

There were only 2 other people on the beach.  The others were probably enjoying the sunset from their campsite.  This is one of the reasons people camp in Tillicum.

The smell of bacon and coffee from the beach.
The smell of bacon and coffee from the beach.

This morning is clear and cool.  The wind must be blowing from the east.  I can smell coffee and bacon way out on the beach!

Out of all the campground smells, I’ll miss those the most.

Green Flash Sunset

Sometimes a sunset looks like it’s going to be uneventful.

No clouds, slightly foggy
No clouds, slightly foggy

That’s when you get out your camera or binoculars and watch it change shapes within seconds.

Sunset Shape Changes
Sunset Shape Changes

You’re bound to see green flashes as the small pieces seem to separate from the larger part.

Green Flash on Top
Green Flash on Top

As the sun gets closer to the horizon, tonight, the fog interferes with the focus.

Green Flashes
Green Flashes