We arrived at Clatteringshaws – our stargazing destination – deep into the night. No soul nor light could be seen from within the car windows except the illuminated reflection of the dashboard.
I switched the engine off and then as if orchestrated with exact precision and for maximum effect the stars lit up the night sky all round us with such ethereal beauty unlike I had ever seen before.
We stepped outside, and no video, no film, no photography could prepare us for the moment. Stretching across the blanketed starry atmosphere we could see the band of the milky way. Speechless and in utter awe we gazed.
When we returned we talked deep into the night of times past and filled ourselves with cosmic stories.