Sunrise walks

Sunrise walks. Having been brought up on the East Coast of the UK, I can tell you that for most of my life I have completely taken for granted and overlooked the daily blessing that this offers: SUNRISE.

I have been going to Ibiza for 17 years, and obsessed myself with catching the sunset in every single version that island offers. I never once took myself to Ibiza Town or Santa Eularia to catch sunrise (mainly because of still being in some super-club).

One night, unable to sleep, I took my dog for a walk on the beach. Even driving down there it hadn’t dawned on me (no pun intended) that I would see the sun rise, so it was almost a surprise to be greeted the most brilliant sun poking its head over the horizon and watching the sky change around it so quickly as it rose.

It immediately righted any tiredness, sadness and stress, and I felt totally set up for the day ... in a matter of minutes. Right at that moment I was like, WTF? I lived on the East Coast most of my life and NEVER came down to watch the sun rise! So now a real treat and huge dose of self-care is to catch the sunrise.



Emma Mainoo