Monday, April 15, 2013
Chasing Aurora and Clamming
I tested my night camera ability with the moon, but not having a tripod makes it impossible to get a good clear shot. After 10 mins in 17 degree weather, I went back into my little old truck to warm up. I then realized my camera batter died. Even though at home it said full, I should have charged it up to be sure. I also realized my truck windows were wicked dirty, so I tried to clean it up with water and a rag.
I was getting cold, so I drove to a new location to turn the heat on and get to a darker spot. I went up the hill about 15 mins and about 1,000 ft up. Found a good safe spot to park and chill. I read, listened to music through my ipod touch and portable speaker which was awesome because the truck could be off and it was a good solution because my radio does not work. I kept turning my headlamp off to look up. At about 1:30 I saw a shooting star, which was quick but caught my attention and made me smile.
Next day I went clamming with a fun group of peeps. Windy but lots of sunlight and clams! Later that night, my friend had an awesome goddess girl dinner and clothing exchange party. She was near my northern lights spot I was parked in last night. I thought I would go for a bit then go home for a nap till 3am and venture off again. But long story short, I stayed the night. Every hour looking out the window till 4am when I gave in as I was so tired. So no lights for me, but still had an awesome dinner party, clamming day and next day skiing in the sun. Great living here. I hope to see the lights next winter, another reason to stay another winter :) Pix click here.