Posts tagged: Summer Solstice

Solstice Maximus

By , June 20, 2016

I don’t think a Summer Solstice can get any brighter than today. Not only will we see the maximum amount of daylight for the year (in the middle of the stasis period, that’s actually about 6 days long) but there’s a full moon tonight!

Between the two, we’ll have more than enough light today/tonight.

Ironically, we’re long on daylight, but short on time. We got some wonderful news a couple of days ago, but it’s got us scrambling.

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Solar Solstice

By , June 21, 2015

Each year we eagerly anticipate the Summer Solstice (see High Summer). This year I’m even more anxious to mark the event, as this day and a few days around it are the peak of our solar harvest from the newly installed photovoltaic array.

Like on many Summer Solstices here, today is cloudy and cool. Even so, our panels already showed a positive charge when I arose at 5:40 a.m. That’s a bit later than my usual time, but we swept the chimney, blacked the stove, and worked on the trail yesterday, so we were pretty tired.

A new friend we met on board took this photo of the cabin as we passed on the homebound ferry earlier this month (Photo: Roger Bykowski).

A new friend took this photo of the cabin as we passed on the homebound ferry earlier this month (Photo: Roger Bykowski).

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