We have our good friend Nat with us for the weekend, and are having a lovely time together.
I got up early yesterday and went for my run. I saw both Venus and Mars, with a nice half-moon between the two, plus a whole lot of stars. It was beautiful. My run was a bit harder yesterday. I don’t know if it’s because it was so early in the morning, or if i was hungry, or maybe because my right leg felt slightly twisted. Two of my 60-second runs were also up steep hills, which made it very hard. I also missed a turning and ended up going a much longer route, so had a long walk home after i had finished the programme. Still, i made it, and i am going to download Week 2 for tomorrow evening.
Nat and i went out into Winchester, went to see the Great Hall, and were pleased to find a nice sculpture exhibition by Bill Woodrow. We spent most of the day wandering round town, doing little bits of shopping. Had a horrible lunch in Subway (note to self: never visit Subway in Winchester again!) and a lovely coffee in Costa. Happily you can ask for fair trade, decaffeinated coffee with soya milk and they make it just the way you want it for no extra cost.
We didn’t get to Library 2.0 (aka the new Discovery Centre) but i am looking forward to visiting that soon.
Last night was great for seeing stars! I saw Orion, and found Mars again quite easily. I saw the Triangulum (M33) Galaxy clear as anything, but i was like, “Hmmm, what is that cluster of stars in a triangle shape?” and i had to go on heavens-above.com to find out it was a major galaxy! Just before i went to bed i am sure i saw the Plough. It makes me really happy to find these patterns in the stars that people have been observing for millennia.
Okay, going to get my keyboard out and make music with Nat! :)