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Posted on Apr 15, 2015

Sunset Picnic at Mary’s Peak

If you recall, Andrew and I attempted to watch the sunset at Mary’s Peak on Valentine’s Day but the clouds had other plans.

With my mom visiting, I though it would be the perfect time to try again. We packed up some grilled apple and cheese sandwiches and made the winding journey up to the top of Mary’s Peak.

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And the sunset did not disappoint!

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With a clear sky, we were treated to quite the view!

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In fact, we finally saw what we thought was surely an exaggeration on the part of guidebooks and proud residents – the coast! We saw all the way to the coast! The light blue you see in these photos sandwiched between the dark blue of the land and the pink of the sky is the Pacific Ocean over forty miles away  – how amazing is that?

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We could even see a tiny pinprick of light from a fishing boat on the water – simply incredible!

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Annie came along for the ride and while I’m sure she was duly impressed by the scenic panorama, I think the presence of bread and cheese proved far too interesting to ignore.

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Once the sun dipped below the horizon, our awe gave way to goosebumps with the drop in temperature and we scrambled down from the peak to the car.

To be up so high and look out on mountains and valleys and know that somewhere down there dogs are wagging their tails, little seedlings are pushing up through the soil, people are laughing and hoping and praying and even hurting – it really makes you ponder your small little self in the scheme of this grand design.

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God is good and wow, is He ever the artist.

 

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