a highlight of this summer

Last night's summer highlight: night-swimming in the ocean among bioluminescent phytoplankton while gazing up at a brilliant milky way.

The pitch-black water sparkled and shimmered everywhere we touched it, and we played at making sparkle-angels in the water and letting diamonds of water droplets fall off our hands. The best way to experience it was floating on our backs so we could see the cloudy bands of the milky way at the same time.

What's that you say? Where was our camera? Well, we were so giddy and living in the moment that we didn't even think of it till we were all cozy drifting off to sleep in bed.... photograph bioluminescent plankton has been added to our list of things to do.