Last night we drove out on a whim to Cannon Beach to catch the Perseid meteor shower. It was a gamble to rely on an often cloudy coast to provide a clear view, but it paid off.
We spent 45 minutes laid out on the sand in our own dark pocket amongst the scattered fires on the beach. A very dark and eerie Haystack Rock towered above the night water. Its birds screamed in unison every so often.
The sky above was clear, and the surrounding clouds formed almost a circle as to help focus our viewing. The meteors were fantastic! I can’t remember a time when I saw brighter or longer tails streaking through the night.
The wheels have already started turning to find a dark and quiet place for next year.