During a recent sunset in early July at the Point, a fellow sunset watcher, asked if we had ever seen a moonset.
Never thought about it.
A moonset is best, of course, seen during a full moon and lucky us, there was one that weekend.
So, we set our clocks early for Saturday morning, July 8 at 4:45 a.m. The alarm rang and looking outside, we saw a mist and likely not good viewing for the moonset. Back to bed, we went.
The next night, we went to set the alarm for the same time, but I thought we should double check the time. So glad we did, as we could get up even later, 5:45 a.m. The alarm went off, the skies were clear and we could see stars from the window.
Off we dashed to the beach and we made it just in the nick of time,
as the moon was starting to set and
was slowly descending into a mist or fog over the bay.
It would have been better to have seen in at an earlier time in the morning, like the day before, as the sky would have been darker and it would have more dramatic.
That darn mist!
So, as we were watching the moonset at 6:00 a.m., the sun had already started breaking at 5:42 a.m. behind us, well before the moonset.
It was a memorable start for a great day.
We then made our way to
The Blue Pig at Congress Hall for some delicious waffles with strawberries and cream.
We were the first ones there.