It wasn’t dark but the sun had not come up when I arrived at the beach at Fort Desoto in late March. The time had just recently changed and it was still dark after 7am so it wasn’t that early. Still, I was all alone on the beach with the exception of a great blue heron.
After a few minutes the sun was slowly starting come up over the bridge and the birds started to fly around.
Then minutes later it rose quickly and the pelicans were diving in the water for fish.
I turned around to head out to the other side of the park to look for birds and noticed the flag at half staff over the palm trees.
Good thing I had my shoes on. The beach had a lot of these spiky sea urchins as the tide was coming back in.