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Mike Watt's Top Ten Pedro Sunrises of '06

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Though the sun has been doing a bit of a peek-a-boo with us the past few days, we can't help noticing the increase in sunshine since we made it past last week's winter solstice. Hooray sunshine! Much as we like a nice blustery day, one of the main reasons we live in southern California is the intimate relationship with have with ol' Sol down here.

Esteemed musician/composer/polar bear/lexicographer of hoot Mike Watt seems to like the sun too, as he frequently goes out in the LA Harbor on his kayak to check it out before many of us are awake. Thankfully, he brings along a camera, and is always willing to share his favorite snaps.

Nine more photos of the sun rising in San Pedro can be found after the jump. All but one have been taken in 2006; no matter what's transpired this year, after looking at these pictures you have to admit it's been a pretty good 365 days around that flaming ball: