Join us in a two hour full moon hunt in the mountains!
We arrived at a local nature reserve at 7pm and selected a high spot to park the car. My wife and our little dog came with, as I knew it was going to be a long wait. So they could also breathe some fresh mountain air while I was outside with my camera.
Come and hunt the moon with us!
This was the view that we had of the Hottentots Holland Mountains.
The big tree at the front here was my moon marker, as I knew that the moon would appear at the tight shoulder of the valley between the mountains!
Bam! There was the full moon, but the clouds had other ideas Lol.
A beautiful sight indeed, as the moon struggled to clear the cloud!
Yay! The moon was almost free of the cloud!
But Wait! The cloud has made another plan to hide the moon!
The cloud slipped in below the moon!
I thought this was it, as I had waited long enough and now the cloud would stream across to cover the moon!
But something told me to wait a bit to see what would happen!
Ah! The moon started to slip out of the cloud again!
Desperately the cloud tried to cling to the moon!
Free at last, the moon entered the thinner haze of the cloudy atmosphere.
Finally there she was. Mother moon in all of her glory!
Still some cloud bottom right, but it was worth the long wait!
And so my job was done, as I set myself the target of getting tonight's full moon in the mountains. While all of this was going on, I also saw another awesome scene of the sun like a ball of fire setting in the distance over the sea.
No need to guess what my next target is, as I am going to the beach late in the day to get the sun going down on the ocean!
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