If you love to witness the sun rise you have to rise up early. Today I managed to stand up round 4:15 and half an hour later I stood at the sandy beach of Harrbäckssand to see the sun coming up. Well, sandy beach it is in summer, now the shore is covered with snow and ice. And today it was even quite cold with temperatures round -12 °C. This may be the last “real” winter day this season, but you never know, last year it snowed in May.
5:16 the first bright orange beams of the sun appeared behind the island Medgrundet.
Minutes later the sun illuminated ice, snow and pine trees with warm colours between orange and pink.
I loved the swirly ice patterns on the half frozen water of the shallow beach.
After a while I drove home again and took an additional nap. 4:15 is too early, even for me.