It had been a beautiful day, though the cheek-stinging cold made it uncomfortable. With the high wind and the 2 degree C temperature, scarves had to be added to the winter attire already in use.
Sunset was fast approaching as we headed to the harbour. The eastern sky had dissipating high white cloud. To the west, cloud associated with an approaching front was a sign of the rain or chance of snow for the following day.
When we reached the boardwalk, the sun was below the horizon while the moon was already high in the eastern sky.
The windspeed had decreased as the sun disappeared. The usually busy boardwalk was deserted this time of day as people prepared their evening meal or headed home from work. It was still.
The light around us faded over the next fifteen minutes. The sky went from haze to blue
to deep blue
as the evening settled in. The moon shone in all his glory and reflected on the water.
The land around us darkened but in the distance, the lights of the city twinkled.
The western sky was another story!