The challenge to participate in a microadventure every week for a year.
#09. Go for a walk by the light of the moon
“Full-moon walking – walking at night by the light of the moon – is something I have enjoyed since I was a child. It offers a new and strange perspective on the familiar world, transforming an ordinary landscape into a wilderness. If you choose your landscape wisely, while you may often encounter birds and animals, you will almost never encounter another human being.”
― Chris Yates
A quick check of the Melbourne Moon Phases, showed that although the full moon was to be on Tuesday night there was a Waxing Gibbous moon with 98% visibility for Sunday night. The weather forecast was also great so the sky was clear with some great moonlight available. (Its was also worth making a note that the next Perigee (Moon closest to Earth) is on the 10 March, 2016 – this could tie in well with another activity.)
After a late start we set of to Candlebark Park for a walk using only the moon as our light source. It is amazing how quickly your eyes become adjusted to the light conditions, unfortunately the cameras didn’t have the same adjustment and struggled with the conditions. We walked for an hour covering 3.31km and not meet anyone else out on the trails. We did manage to see several Wombats, some distant kangaroos, an owl, and a ringtail possum.
“The moon was up, painting the world silver, making things look just a little more alive.”
— N.D. Wilson, Leepike Ridge