When was the last time you got up at the crack of dawn? It comes early. The early bird gets the worm. Or in this case, the sunrise. Could you get up before the sun for 1,000 days in a row? That's what one Michigan man is doing.

@bugsysailorSunrise 810. Happy first day of spring! ##sunrise ##greatlakes ##spring ##zen ##peace ##everyday ##morningroutine♬ Somewhere In Between - August Wilhelmsson

Bugsy Sailor has awoken before the sun to record 1,000 sunrises in a row. He's captured most of the day breaks near Lake Superior. Sailor has been posting the sun-ups on his TikTok account.

@bugsysailorSunrise 938. Would love for you to share my journey as I near 1,000 consecutive sunrises. ##sunrise##zen##goodmorning##routine##commitment##wellness♬ Sunny Mornings - Peder B. Helland

Sailor said on his account,

"I watch the sunrise every day to bring a little zen to your scrolling. "

On January 1, 2019, Sailor made a resolution to watch and photograph every sunrise of the year. Sailor started Year of the Sunrise which has grown into a life of the sunrise. He has taken most of his pictures and videos primarily from the Lake Superior shoreline in Marquette County, Michigan. He commented on his web-site,

"Along the way, sunrise has slowed my approach to life, opened my heart, introduced me to love, navigated me through a global pandemic, and given me witness to more beauty than I can express. There have been -30º wind hills, downpours, thunderstorms, blizzards, and no matter how gray the day, the sun still rises."

 

@bugsysailorSunrise 919. ##sunrise ##zen ##lakesuperior ##greatlakes♬ Heart Chakra - Beautiful Chorus

Sailor said his project was never about the pictures but rather it has always been about the wind on his face, the sand between his toes, and feeling the sunrise. He claims that no photograph of a sunrise is better than a sunrise in person.

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Sunrise 904. The only way not to miss a good sunrise, is to not miss a sunrise. ##zen ##relax ##meditation ##sunrise ##puremichigan ##mindfullness ##nature

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If you'd like to see the sunrise in Grand Rapids this week, it begins at 6:43am on Tuesday, August 10. Add a minute every day for the rest of the month.

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