The partially sand-covered foot path along the Great Highway, really just a wide boulevard, is no great shakes, but, at sunset, is the place to be. A lot of folk had come out just to stand along the path & take photos of the vibrant sky. I could hardly blame them; it was a lovely evening.
I tend to run along the Great Highway a couple times a week. I never bring my mobile as it seems like just another thing to worry about while running. Yesterday, I knew I'd be cutting it close, light-wise, so I thought I'd just take along the phone in case I needed to use its light function & in the hopes of taking a few sunset shots.
The sun is just beginning to set in the below shot.
|Up ahead: the end of the path at Lincoln St., along Golden Gate Park.|
|Beyond the sand dunes, the sun sets over the Pacific Ocean|
|-stopped jogging long enough to take this shot.|
Running as the last bit of light leaves the sky isn't ideal along the foot path as it's not lit for night use. A few of us stragglers used key chain lights & lights on our phones to both light us & our way, but the majority were just dark shapes going by either on foot or on bike.
It was a lovely end to a nice run, but I wouldn't want to make running in the semi-dark a habit. I could, however, make standing & viewing the sunset a habit.