Friday, August 9, 2013

Hay Bay

(Sunday August 4) After five hours sailing we dropped anchor here in Hay Bay. Going through our ship's log, past visits are noted when we sheltered from a storm in 2008, and again in 2009.

As dusk fell, the fish started jumping and splashing and a pair of osprey and a solitary Great Blue Heron perched along the shore.

We lit a few citronella candles but the mosquitoes got so thick we sheltered inside the cabin for the next few hours. When I poked my head out later the lake was so still, stars were reflected on its surface. It seemed even the darkest corners held pinpricks of light.

 I called Rob up and we searched for Perseids meteors. Within ten minutes we saw three, one seeming extremely large and dragging trails of stardust. A wake in the night sky. Incredibly magical!

We stayed on deck for some time after, hoping to see a repeat, but no luck.

For the rest of the week, we kept searching the night sky and although we saw several more shooting stars, nothing came quite as close.

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