Moon over Aunu’u Island, American Samoa.
It’s so beautiful. Your world around the sea is so different from everything I have experienced. Love your different perspective. I have always wanted to take Night sky navigation at the Museum of Natural History, mostly because, as a landlubber, I can’t imagine finding my way from moving stars, when I would also be moving on a boat. It’s quite terrifying to think of, until you realize the stars can be learned. In childhood we moved several times, and each time, if I could find the Big Dipper, I would feel relieved. To be out at sea with no landmarks, in daylight, only knowing East and West…so alien from my much smaller world. I would like to learn it just so I always know where I am. The Earth is so beautiful, no matter how savage life can be. I would want to come back again and again as a human just to have a new experience with this amazing place.
I have been a lifelong sailor, and yet the stars are still a mystery to me. I know enough to get by and rely too much on a GPS. The most wonderful sight and feeling to experience is being in the middle of the ocean on a night filled with stars. The waves moving under the hull as you lay on the deck with the weight of a billion stars on your chest. A great iPhone/iPad app is called Starwalk. You point it to the sky and it recognizes and describes the formations. Enjoy. Thanks Tess.
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.
Join 3 other subscribers