After a recovery day, I was ready to get up early and get an Indian Ocean tropical sunrise photographed. Sunrise (and high tide) was at 6:30am (and Sunset was at 6:30pm as well, interesting). Got up, grabbed my gear, and headed out a bit after 6am. With the beach being about 40-50 feet from the common area in the hotel, I didn’t have far to go. It was already light but the sun was hiding below the horizon behind the low tropical cumulus clouds. The light was fairly good but I was hoping for better. The sea was quite calm with only a light shore break very near the sea wall of the hotel.