Beautiful October Sunrise in Moncton

I have been enjoying the 15 minute walk to a spot I can watch the sunrise. I spend about an hour from the time I leave home. Some days I turn around and walk back because the clouds beat the sun to the horizon.

Today was a day that looked like it was going to be one of those days. I started the day by getting a photo of the moon at just after 5am and the sky was clear. By the time I started for the sunrise at 7:28 it had started to cloud over from straight above me all the way to the west but the wind was really making them move.

By the time I reached the bridge I watch the sun come on from the clouds were almost to the east horizon. I could see the horizon turn red but the sun still had almost 10 minutes before it would make an appearance.

trees and red sky

I looked to the south where the Petitcodiac river is to see if it was foggy like it was yesterday when I was down there watching surfers on the tidal bore. I could see the bank of fog and it was lit up red like the sky. Very cool.

fog on the petit
Hard to see but there was a red glow all along the top of the fog which looked very cool.

By the time the sun peek over the trees the clouds were almost to the horizon as you can see in the photo below. It was beautiful even the sun was disappearing into the clouds after only a few minutes. Still so worth getting up for.sunrise over university

Walked Downtown Moncton To Catch The Sunrise At The Petitcodiac River

sunrise on the petitcodiac river moncton
The Sun Is About Ready To Burst Forth on Moncton

bankNot much going on in the yard and garden this early in the morning so when I looked out the bedroom window at about 5am I saw just a few clouds along the horizon so I decided to hike downtown to the Petitcodiac river to catch the sunrise.

On the way to the river I took a few photos as the sky was lighting up enough to see. I did give myself a few extra minutes of time just to take a few photos on the way to the river.

I looked at the Caisse Populaire on St. George street and the artwork looks so cool with only the street lights to light it up. Had to take a photo of that. It’s hard not to take photos so between home and the river I took 80 photographs.

Even though I took a lot of photos on the way I still managed to get there 5 or 10 minutes before the sun broke the horizon. So glad because the sky was starting to look like it was going to be too cloudy like the photo at the top.

Just a couple of minute after I was worried I wouldn’t see the sun I saw the tiniest red sliver on the horizon and I got excited again.

sunrise on the petitcodiac river

I have lived in Moncton for more than 30 years and even though it is only a half hour walk away I have never caught the sun coming up over the river. So when the sun was high enough it started hitting the muddy riverbank and turned it into gold.

sunrise on the petitcodiac

When I looked up river to see what the mud looked like that was behind me I saw the seagull tracks in the mud. Not sure why they would walk in the mud when they can fly. There must be insects and stuff in the mud that keeps them grounded.

bird tracks in the wet river bank mud

Well that was so much fun that I want to see if I can catch the sun setting from the other side of the river. I would love to get the moonrise and moonset on the Petitcodiac river as well.

Got back home just in time to start turning my yellow pear tomatoes into that sweet chutney Jenny and I love on our Sunday morning toast.