Sitting Pretty in Prideaux Haven

IMG_2881 August 3rd is our Provincial statutory holiday “BC Day” and we’re sitting pretty in Prideaux Haven aka paradise. Another hot hot day and the humans spent most of the day floating around in the water. One of them brought this huge inflatable island so they could all float together. Silly human fun.

IMG_2904IMG_2906Did you know that there is a comet that passes by Earth every year between July 17 and August 24 called Swift-Tuttle? And with it, it brings a debris field called the Perseids that passes through and burns up in the Earths atmosphere.  The shower tends to peak around August 9-13 and one could see 60 to a 100 shooting stars in an hour from a dark place.

The most interesting part is that the comet comes from the direction of the constellation Perseus, the Greek god from whom I am named after. Mom has an app on her iphone called Night Sky and as she holds the phone up to any part of the sky, or down to the ground, it will show her what constellation is there. Hope you all get a chance to see some, and please let me know if you do! =^,,^=