Sunday, August 05, 2007

good morning Mars (Union)

Woke up at 3:00 AM. The neighbours to the west were still partying! Wow.

I had to pee. I could tell the Moon was up from the glow on the tent.

Emerged from the vestibule to incredibly clear skies! Damn it. I should have got the gear out. Could have pulled my seasonal all-nighter.

As I back-tracked to the tent, I looked to the east. There, glowing bright and orange, a few degrees below the Pleiades, was Mars. I could tell this without my eyeglasses.

I lay there on my sleeping bag for a good 15 minutes seriously thinking about getting up. I had my 2 or 3 hours of sleep. That was enough!

I passed out.

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