It’s cold up here at night. As well as wearing all my clothes at once, even gloves, I had on two pair of socks. Yes, Two! People who know me will be shocked to hear this. I never wear socks at home and certainly not to bed. Cookie and I never normally shut up about how uncomfortably hot we are. But for once, I even zipped up my sleeping bag – for probably the first time in my life! With the altitude cooling the air at 1300m, it was just above freezing. Now that’s what you call a chilly snooze.
That’s the moon in the sky, not the sun, click the image to view it big and you can see stars in the sky, honest. I’ve never had a camera before that can take really long exposures, I froze my arse off paying around with the settings trying out different shots, even woke up poor Nicky to light the tent from within with her head torch. Worth it though, got some great shots :) I was surprised by how much colour the camera picks up in what looks like a completely monochrome landscape to the human eye. This won’t be the last time I play around with night shots now I’ve had a taste.