Today was another late night for me at the workplace. A great friend and I got together this evening, shortly after I had finished work, for a simple stroll to the end of Long Point in Point Au Roche to catch the setting sun.
The trail to the end of Long Point is a direct shot from the parking area in Deep Bay. The wide trail is perfectly suited for a possible walk back in the dark. Knowing that we needed to make it to the end of the 1.5 mile walk, we hurriedly moved along without stopping to view or appreciate nature. We had somewhere to be that wasn’t going to wait for us to arrive.
We reached the end of long point just in time to capture the beginning of the sunset color. With very few clouds in the sky, the colors of sunset had nothing to bounce off of. We snapped our photos and remarked to each other how uneventful tonight’s sunset was. We took a few more shots for good measure and headed back down the path in order to reach the car before complete darkness sets in.
We were walking back at a slower pace than we had to reach the point. The sun was setting slowly enough to allow us time to enjoy the nature we had avoided on our way out. The disappointment we felt with our sunset stroll changed itself quickly into what I believe to be one of the most beautiful moments in time I have ever experienced.
Here, under the thickly covered canopy of the forest we became immersed in thousands, upon thousands of fireflies. The light they created in front of us, behind us, and all above us was like the twinkling of stars. We both tried to capture this magnificent moment on video and still photo, but neither of us had the proper equipment to capture how amazing this truly was. Our slow pace slowed more as we both silently walked along with the flickering lights went off all around us. One mile to go, and we are completely immersed in this moment, right now. This sight truly is the thing that dreams are made of.
This brilliant show of lights from the Fireflies continued on the entire length of our trip back to the car. We may not have caught the best sunset, and we may not have captured the magnificence of the fireflies brilliant display, but we captured a moment that I will always hold high on my list of favorite natural moments.