Star crazy

18 August, 2010

It’s that time of year again. We blagged a lift in a Zipcar up Mount Seymour (thanks Graeme!) to catch the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.

At the top of the road, we found dozens of Vancouver nerds escaping the city glow. Lying in deckchairs, on their cars, on the tarmac, with cameras or telescopes or nothing, all looking up.

"Every time I look at the camera I miss a meteor"

Graeme and Charlie

Most people, on encountering a meteor, make that short happy “oooh!” noise specially reserved for shiny things in the sky. Not so one group: “WAHOOOO! OH YEAH! GOD DAMN! WOOOOO!

I am not sure whether they were drunk, or stoned*, or they just really, really liked meteors đŸ˜€

* This being Vancouver, my money’s on stoned.


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