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.