Dawn over Halong Bay

Monday, April 23, 2012

{chicken noodle pho for breakfast}
When we travel, it's totally normal for Cam to sleep in since he rarely gets to and it's typical for me to be wide awake before dawn each morning because I am soo excited. 

This particular morning was.. unreal. 

I was on the top deck before anyone else was awake, when first light was just starting to shine behind the island formations, casting their shadows on the perfectly still water.
Just me, my Creator & my camera.
It was utterly silent until the sun started to rise, and with it, bird songs and monkeys from the islands close to where we were docked. 

I just stood taking it all in..  in awe.

26 comments:

  1. Wow, moments like this are one's that you will never forget! Thanks so much for sharing this with us :)

    xxx
    Jenna

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  2. Hey, Amanda! Love the photos, thank you so much for sharing. Were you signing in an older gentleman at the KAB commissary today around 4:00-4:30ish? I am pretty certain I saw you but didn't want to introduce myself and say, "HEY! I recognize you from your blog."

    Raechel

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  3. Those first couple of pictures seem like they are right out of a movie scene!!!

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  4. Amazing. I have travel envy!

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  5. Unreal is right, and you've captured that space between heaven and earth perfectly. Gorgeous.

    ps... I love pho. I eat it at least once a week. Beef with lots of siracha.

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  6. Anonymous23.4.12

    I love the symmetry in most of those -- you are so fancy, Mrs Marsha! I love that you were the only one up at the crack of before-dawn -- that figures! And I bet you didn't even have cappuccino to give you a boost :) hope you are finally getting over the sickness and enjoying time with the fam!! The Lanna Bear missed you on Saturday -- we almost made it all the way down to Tim's Sea Shore and we remembered our fun boat day before you left!!

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  7. friendy friend! your sweet oki love came in the mail this weekend. soooo lovely. i'm going to have to take a picture of the cute jar i put them in:) thank you dearest.

    and...wow. what a magical and blessed moment. one in which you can truly be still and KNOW that He is God. love it.

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  8. Sounds heavenly!

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  9. These gave me chills!

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  10. this is so magical and serene! how amazing you got to experience and capture it!

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  11. wow, how amazing! It almost doesnt look real.

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  12. Love this. So beautiful.

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  13. so awesome! i always try to wake up just a little bit before sunrise at least once when im on vacay so that i can catch moments like this. totally worth the lost sleep! :)

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  14. Wow..it looks like a movie scene! Those wonderful moments of solitude and immense beauty are ones to be savored for sure!

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  15. This looks like it was from a movie where a ghost ship would appear.

    I'm surprised National Geographic isn't eating you up girl

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  16. um. wow. unreal. beauiful pics.

    and how much pho did you eat on your trip? it's my absolute favorite dish on this planet. Did you ever go to Pho 75 in arlington when you lived in DC? holy moly, that place is good. but probably not as good as the pho you ate on your trip, obviously.

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  17. these are beautiful.. so peaceful, so still..

    LOVE them!

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