The Santa Barbara beach sunsets also are a treat, and when the sun finally dips below the horizon the stars are very clear. When you are used to the obscuring effects of light pollution, a crystal-clear view of the Milky Way is a wonder to behold.
Richard, UJ and I were up at Hen Island in Lake Erie this weekend for the annual father-son get-together at the Quinnebog Fishing Club. We ate lots of food, drank lots of beer, and played lots of cribbage. We also enjoyed some spectacular sunsets.
When you are a city dweller, you don’t see many dramatic sunsets, because the horizon is blocked by buildings. When you’re out on an island, however, you can really appreciate how wonderful sunsets can be. That’s Friday’s sunset above, and Saturday’s sunset below. Friday’s sunset was more bold and colorful, but Saturday’s was more interesting, with the backlit clouds looking like the outline of continents on a map, limned in fire.
I sat in the window seat on our flight from Antigua to Miami. As we approached Florida, where the plane’s altitude allowed us to see the arc of the world, I was treated to a spectacular, fiery sunset behind the clouds on the western horizon.
Sitting in the window seat can be a gas.