I left the house at 3.30am hoping for the kind of memorable vivid sunrise that Saltwick Bay is so good for but as I drove up the coast a thick blanket of grey featureless cloud hung over North Yorkshire. It didn't look promising.
I could have turned back but as I was out and about already I thought I would try my luck. Down on the beach it still didn't look promising. I composed a shot I liked the look of and waited. And waited, and waited some more. Then, for less than 5 minutes the cloud broke a little and some lovely light broke through.
This was the only shot of the morning, after this the thick grey cloud once again cloaked the coast.
I turned around and headed home for some well needed sleep.