Sunrise Without the Sun

One of the reasons I was looking forward to our vacation at Anastasia State Park was expecting to see some beautiful sunrises over the ocean (like this).  We were there seven morning – SEVEN.  We did not see any of the sunrises I was anticipating!  The one day we did make it out, it was cloudy.  At first I thought that would make for a colorful sunrise (like this one).  Then realized I was out of luck.  To make it worse, the sand fleas were out and biting!  My pictures came out dark and grainy.  Still, it was a beautiful morning.