The night a "supermoon" wasn't so super.

On August 10, 2014 there was a "super moon". This meant that the earth and moon would be close in orbit and that the moon would appear larger and brighter than the rest of the year - although there are three super moons this year (2014). To get the best viewing perspective for this super moon, my father and I broke out the kayaks! So off we paddled onto the local reservoir to view the sunset and then watch as the moon rise above the trees. The sunset was beautiful, the reds, oranges, and yellows reflected off the calm water and the clouds were positioned perfectly for the sunset, but not to block the moon. We floated for what felt like day out on the water, talking and laughing. We sat and watched the moon rise above the trees on the other side of the reservoir, we (tried) to capture pictures of this super moon, but my GoPro and the moon didn't mix. The best photo of the night came when my father, the anti-technology man that he is, finally captured a photo on his new iPhone 5S of me floating in the kayak into the sunset (photo will be for sale so please check it out).

In all, the experience was breathtaking. The beauty of the sunset, the moon rising, and the calm waters surrounded by trees is something I will never forget. The part of this that I loved the most, as with most of my traveling and adventures, is who you share it with. Everyone has a love for something and for me it has become travel and adventure while trying to see the world. The part of this that has become most important to me is the people you meet along the way and the people you experience everything with.

Joseph Hallgren

Boston, MA

Full time student, adrenaline junkie, and traveller.