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Sunrise on a New Year

January 2, 2013

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Japanese people like to observe the sun coming up on a new year, so much so that they often hike up a mountain in the early hours to get the best view. I’m not quite THAT devoted, but I did drag my kids up to the shores Lake Ontario in their pajamas. While they were not overly impressed with being woken up after a late night, and the sun was not quite spectacular enough to burn through the snowy haze, they did enjoy seeing the surfers and paddle boarders who, we all agreed, were crazy!

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  1. Deborah permalink
    January 2, 2013 10:25 pm

    I can’t believe you were out in the cold after staying up after midnight. Do you ever sleep?

  2. Ganie permalink
    January 3, 2013 2:51 am

    What a lovely custom! (I’m sure that, with time, even Amos will forgive you…)

  3. January 3, 2013 8:41 am

    Love it! And I must confess to occasionally being one of the crazy surfers on dawn patrol.

  4. marta permalink
    January 4, 2013 10:19 am

    my mom used to wake us at midnight to go ice skating when the moon was full.

  5. January 4, 2013 12:09 pm

    That is crazier–you win!

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