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Reflective Sunrise At The Bourne Bridge – Slideshow

Bourne Bridge Sunrise
Written by Brian Tarcy

BOURNE – Each morning I find myself closer to my bed than I am to the east-facing Cape Cod National Seashore, where the best sunrises can be found.

That may be why I am mostly a Cape Cod sunset connoisseur, rather than a sunrise aficionado.

Cape sunsets are spectacular and easily accessible. And I have often wondered who in their right mind would wake up to take pictures of the sunrise when a sunset is so easy to find – and at this time of year sunsets take place practically mid-day.

But this sleepless morning I realized no-one ever accused me of being in my right mind. And so off I went to the Cape Cod Canal. You see, I had another morning epiphany: the Cape Cod Canal is closer to my home in Falmouth than the Cape Cod National Seashore is.

I decided to chase the sunrise at the canal.

While I technically never saw the sun itself rise, I will argue that this reflective vision of the Bourne Bridge more than qualifies as a sunrise. I mean it was. in chronological terms, “sunrise.”

I don’t photograph a lot of Cape Cod sunrises, but this was certainly among the best I’ve ever seen.

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About the author

Brian Tarcy

Brian Tarcy is co-founder of Cape Cod Wave. He is a longtime journalist who has written for the Boston Globe, Boston magazine, the Cape Cod Times and several other publications. He is the author of "YOU CAN'T SELL RIGHT FIELD; A Cape Cod Novel." He is also the author or co-author of more than a dozen mostly non-fiction books, including books with celebrity athletes Cam Neely, Tom Glavine and Joe Theisman. His previous book was, "ALMOST: 12 Electric Months Chasing A Silicon Valley Dream" with Hap Klopp,who created the iconic brand, The North Face.
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Brian is a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan with a long-running NFL predictions/political satire column connecting weekly world events to the fate of his favorite team, now at

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