The joy of darkness.

It takes a while to get used to driving everywhere after dark with headlights on, and no street lighting. After a lifetime in London, lit everywhere inside the M25, you feel like the proverbial rabbit at first. But you learn to love the darkness. The night sky is little short of a miracle, a myriad of stars never seen in London, with all the light pollution. Sleep is a joy in total pitch black too. Turn off your lights World, and embrace the darkness!

21 thoughts on “The joy of darkness.

  1. We have tourists from UK & Asia come to visit NZ and they are astounded to see a completely starry night for the first time in their lives. They lie down on our rural highways to take Foto and to be awed. Our local drivers tragically carry on their normal lives!

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  2. Pete, I like to take visitors to Columbia Pass (4491 feet / 1369 m) on Sandy Valley Road just west of Goodsprings, Nevada in order to see the full splendor of the Milky Way at night. It’s less than an hour’s drive from Las Vegas. As a side note, the Pioneer Saloon in Goodsprings has appeared in a number of films and TV shows. To see why Clark Gable once spent some time there, go to:

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  3. First PJ. Now Bill P. Blimey! Who else is going to pop up as I read on?

    The countryside darkness is great but I don’t know how anyone sleeps without the constant hum of the city.


  4. You will enjoy those nights, and the evenings when the owls hoot you to sleep and the birds wake you at six… would not swap it for anything. I am blessed with no street lights….


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