It's a ritual for us that whenever we go to the beach we wake up early (nothing new there) and we watch the sunrise every morning weather permitting. Typically I bring my camera with me, which I did bring it on the trip, but it stayed in its bag the entire vacation. So instead I used my trusty iPhone. Sometimes it's just easier than making a big ordeal out of it... But then when I go back and look at photos, I'm like man.... I wish I would have brought my good camera. But none the less, I have a few photos.
Location: Surf City, North Carolina - Topsail Island