Sunrise on the South Shore

“The sky takes on shades of orange during sunrise and sunset, the colour that gives you hope that the sun will set only to rise again.” ~ Ram Charan


The South Shore


Every year I travel down (or up depending which direction I am coming from) to the South Shore in Massachusetts spending a few days at my Sister-in-law’s parent’s beach house. (It is a mouthful I know!) It has become an annual trip of sorts. A weekend escape where we take a ferry ride to the Harbor Islands, hang out on the deck just steps from the beach, and go for runs at World’s End. In many ways it is a mermaid’s paradise, and I love these visits with my brother, S-I-L and their children.


The South Shore, nicknamed the Irish Riviera due to the huge concentration of Irish-Americans, is a region situated between Boston and Cape Cod. Every town is located by a body of water, either Boston Harbor, or the Atlantic. It has a rich history dating back pre-revolution, and the architecture is a charming mix of colonial, and beach town.



Humarock is a small village that is considered part of Scituate, despite breaking off due to the shifting of the North River during the Portland Gale of 1898 and essentially becoming an island.


While there is some debate about what constitutes as an island (case in point my contention with MDI and it’s bridge) and whether Humarock could be considered one or not, the only way to get to the beach town is by boat off of Scituate or a small bridge from Marshfield.


Perhaps it is because of it’s “Almost Island” status, but Humarock embodies the New England beach town vibe to the absolute fullest! From the architecture, to the little shops, to the boats in the harbor, everywhere you look it is utterly picturesque.



With the beach house located feet away from the rocky shores, I had made plans to get up and see the sunrise. While it should be made illegal to get up at that time, it was well worth it!


I woke up at five and almost panicked when I saw how light it was. Sunrise wasn’t until five thirty, yet because of the endless horizon, colors were already painting the sky vibrant hues long before the sun decided to grace us with his presence.


I have seen many a sunrise, I have never seen one as spectacular as this one. There was nothing and no one around, except for the sea gulls flying around welcoming the dawning light.


It was like being  in another world one, I would have loved to relive again and again, but also the reason that it makes it so special. While the sun always rises, each day is different, shifting a little to the West or the East, maybe a little dimmer or brighter depending on weather.


That morning was utterly perfect, which is a word I do not throw around often. The formation of the sun, watching as it began to play peek-a-boo until it rose to it’s full glory, the quietness of humans yet to go about their day, the chatter of nature, of the birds frolicking in the sky, the sound of the waves crashing into the shore in a gentle, soothing welcome.


It made my mermaid heart so incredibly joyful.


Have you ever gotten up for Sunrise? 

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12 thoughts on “Sunrise on the South Shore

  1. These pictures are absolutely stunning!!!!! Girl, you have been giving me MAJOR wanderlust lately. Like seriously- what is your life!!!! And all.your.outfits. You are like the ultimate traveling mermaid goddess. I escape through your posts and pictures- thank you so much for sharing <3 I'm so glad all is going so well! XO

    1. Yay! A Mack comment is the best kind of comment 🙂 <3 Thank you beauty! Awe you are the absolute sweetest! Awe THANK YOU for reading! I am glad you enjoy it! I miss you! I am so behind with reading right now! #bloggerslacker! How are you?!?! <3 <3 <3

      1. Bahhh your comment to my comment is the SWEETEST comment. <3 Haha, I know you follow, because you get me! An Girl, no worrieees, you are too busy being the most beautiful merwoman on the run! Your life is like ethereally (is that a word?) beautiful and exciting right now. I am just thankful you allow me to live these adventures vicariously through you!!! I'm doing ok- just taking it day by day. There are so many looming question marks about what's to come next year, but this is a year of learning for sure. Sending big big massive hugs to you, K! XOXO

        1. This made me smile so much! And yes it is a word! And one of my favorites! 🙂 Aweee huge hugs! You need to come along in person one of these days! And huge hugs you got this! Whatever is thrown at you, you can handle I know you can! <3 Right back Catcha chica! <3

  2. These pictures are phenomenal!!!! OMG!!! I used to wake up in the weee hours of the morning (for work- when I was a teacher and commuting far) but driving to the sunrises seriously made it sooo worth it. I always said I love sunrises a little more than sunsets- I think a lot has to do internally knowing that the sun is coming out rather than going away lol But wow these sunsets over the water are just crazy beautiful! That second to last photo, like say what?!?!? UNREAL. Also I second Mack’s comment….what is your life with all these mer-venture trips!!!! I’m dead you’re summer has been so ideal!

    xo, JJ

    1. Thanks beauty! I am seriously obsessed with how well they turned out! I don’t consider myself a photographer by any means, but literally the prettiest sunset I have ever seen!
      Yes!!! I agree! There is something about Sunrises that I love more then Sunsets (less people? ;P ) and definitely the fact that the day is just starting. I hate getting up that early (I always hate getting up when it is still pitch black) but because of how the beach is, long before the sun actually came out, it was sooo light out!
      Thanks beauty! I have to say, the last few visit’s to the South Shore have stolen my heart….you might have a mermaid moving to Massachusetts! lol.
      Hehe thanks beauty! I am lucky to know people like my SIL’s family who live by the beach. Every moment I can that is where you will find me! 🙂 <3

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