Monday, October 01, 2012
I phoned up last night, only to be told that the observatory was sitting inside a cloud. (This doesn't happen often.) I was pretty depressed - obviously, there's a month until the next full moon, and I'd really hoped to finish the book by then.
I talked it over with Carlos, who was on night duty, and agreed that I'd set my alarm, check the webcams at about 4;30 am, and then either drive up, or (more likely) go back to bed.
I didn't sleep too well, because my brain wouldn't stop trying to come up with a plan B. Predictably, I finally got to sleep just before the alarm went off. So I dragged myself to look at the webcams...
... and they were full of stars.
So I drove up, and took my photos from the roof of the observatory's private hotel. And I'm happy with the results.