Ahh some great imagery! You really reeled me into your journey.
I remember sharing my first nature poem (at the time I was a closet writer who mainly dabbled in gloomy stuff), it was written with my bum in the sand, very early in the morning, viewing the most spectacular sunrise I'd ever seen. A few years later I left Australia, for what would be, a three year journey around the world. I saw some incredible views, but that place, where that poem was first shared, will always be home.
Thanks for sharing your moment and reminding me of mine.