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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Green Flash

Today I saw my first Green Flash. Green Flashes are an optical phenomenon caused by the refraction of light during sunset and they appear, as the name suggests, as a green light right after the sun’s disk has disappeared over the horizon. They usually appear over a flat, unobstructed horizon, like the ocean, which is why they are highly sought after by sailors and cruisers. If you see enough sunsets at sea, you’re bound to see the elusive green flash once or twice...

It was the perfect compliment to a great day of sailing from Marina del Rey to Newport Beach, where we are securely tied up at Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club. We’ll spend at least a couple of days here exploring the harbor and enjoying the sun.

Cheerios!