My countdown to hitting the road is on like donkey kong (in the words of Uncle Si). 48 hours from now I will be hitting the road, then the water, then the road … the joys of living on an island.
I stood in anticipation, waiting for the moon to crest the horizon. The Harvest Moon was forecasted to arrive this evening and I wanted to test my little cameras limits (my budget has limited me with a Nikon Coolpix L820 30x zoom). I chose a site to capture its arrival, Clover Point. It is a small point of land on the South tip of Vancouver Island that has the most unobstructed views to capture this moment.
The Harvest Moon took to the stage. I stood moon struck, gazing across the ocean to where this Celestial body rose on the horizon. It is hard to fathom that the moon lies more that 384,000 kilometers away, travelling over 3,600 kilometers per hour. These trivial details didn’t register as I stood testing my little camera past the atmosphere’s outer reaches. I felt like a tiny speck of stardust under this ethereal globe …….
I am a recovering Vancouverite.
Yes, I can now finally admit this. I brag about living in a small town (Sooke BC … post on Sooke coming soon) with a population just under 12,000. I can easily place Sooke’s population into Vancouver’s Rogers Arena 1.5 times and still have