2012-06-29 23:56:53.000 – Steve Welsh, Weather Observer/IT Specialist
For me a sunset usually signals the end of my work day, it’s the time to relax and unwind, the time to forget about work for a few hours and take in the scenery and to just experience the weather without having to record it. This week, however, everything is back to front as I’m working nights to cover for Mike who’ll be heading down the mountain in a couple of days for some well earned vacation time.
I do really enjoy the opportunity to experience the mountain at night time – the stars are often spectacular on those rare fog free nights and the occasional shooting star streaking across the sky is an amazing sight too. The peace and quiet is wonderful and even the fog at night takes on a new eeriness that’s hard to explain. Then there’s Marty of course, for the past few nights he’s been dropping by for a quick ‘chat’ every few hours, it’s like he’s checking up on me.
Well it’s about time for me to head out again and let my eyes adjust to the dark.
Steve Welsh, Weather Observer/IT Specialist