My favorite watch schedule to be on is the last one of the night. This means that your watch usually ends at around dawn, and you get to watch the sun rise up from over the horizon. The colors at that time of morning are so intense and the blues never seem bluer!
Everything seems still and calm while still in full motion of the sea. The sleepiness I was beginning to experience just fades away as the sun rushes in and wakes me up. This will have me up as early as possible (usually around 4am) so that I get to enjoy the entire day and feel tired by the time sunset comes around. I get to reef down and let someone else take first watch. As I lay down during the dark hours of the night, I know that tomorrow I will once again get to enjoy the majestic wonder of dawn.