As is customary for NWS events we split the office into two groups and listened intently to the quiz master – on this occasion, Will – and fiercely tried to outwit the other team. These quizzes can get somewhat animated so after the numbers had been totted up and the winners declared we all shared the prize of champagne and headed to the lounge and hot tub to unwind.
Tonight was the night we’d all been waiting for, this was our chance to see the Northern Lights! Some of the team were enjoying the hot tub while others were wrapped up warm with cameras on tripods reader to try and capture the green glow of this natural phenomenon. We waited with baited breath and then we saw it – white and green shimmers in the sky. Setting the cameras to the required settings Hannah, John and Chania snapped away at the dark sky using the lodge and mountains as focal points. Some of the images came out really well (some not so much…) but it was clear that the green swirls came out much clearer in pictures than it in real life. Undeterred, they continued photographing until fingers and toes were numb (and John even longer than that!).
Happy with experiencing many of the amazing things this area has to offer in one day, everyone headed to bed with smiles on their faces.