Why I wake up at 4 am - Lori Glaseman

They say the early bird catches the worm.  Post landscape photography, I was a late riser. The 11 am alarm clock was my speed.  Bed was warm and perfect! WHY LEAVE!? Then, I discovered the miracle of the sunrise along my travels.  Now, it has become an obsession. The thought of sleeping in makes me cringe! Instead of why leave I figure, WHAT WILL I MISS!?  My first true travellers sunrise was in India. Although it was due to a bout of jet lag, it sure inspired me to witness the sun rise from every piece of the world I could manage.  It gets me each and every time from near or far.  

When I arrive in a fresh spot, the sunrise location becomes high priority! So, after a impromptu trip to the coast last night for a concert my thoughts instantly turned to the sun.  I had a quick turn over on my road trip and figured the best way to handle the situation was to make the morning count! With tea in hand off I went this morning up Cypress to see what I could discover.  I discovered, I am NOT the only sunrise nerd on Cypress mountain at 4:30 am on a Saturday.  There we all stood, lined up like kids for Santa ... waiting for the magic to happen over the cityscape of beautiful Vancouver.  

The early bird catches the shot.

Cypress lookout, Vancouver BC

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