Winter's light, a gibbous moon, a december sail

The first photo is a digital snapshot I took through the eyepiece of a 500mm maksutov spotting scope a few days ago. This morning the moon passed directly in front of jupiter. Moonrise December 2004

The second photo is a view of Ireland's eye from my friend's sailboat on what surely must be our last sail of the year. We passed only one sailboat that day and its large bearded captain looked like he might have come straight out of a 19th century Melville novel. I never would have expected we would have a comfortable sail at 53 degrees latitude on December 4th, only a few weeks before solstice. My wife swam in the irish sea the previous week to raise money for an Irish childbirth trust. My job was to keep our daughter from joining her. Sailing around Irelands eye 4 December 2004

Ghee pointed out an amazing sunset over the Wicklow mountains friday. I didn't get a good photo, but the next day, similar red clouds hovered over Malahide just before sunset. The captain spotted a dolphin or porpoise in the water at the moment I took this photo. Sunset 4 December 2004
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