Perseid meteor shower

Perseid Meteor Shower 2016

Perseid meteor shower

Meteor near the horizon!

Perseid Meteor Shower fail

Is this for real? We were in the cold for 1.5 hours for this????? What happened to the best meteor shower of the decade?

Although Perseid Meteor shower happens annually it was blasted all over my social media feeds about how 2016 is THE YEAR to watch it.  In 2013 I went to Porteau Cove (one of the best star-gazing spot within a reasonable drive from Vancouver) and it was spectacular… so when my buddy texted me to see if I wanted to go my response was an automatic YES!

We got to Porteau Cove shortly after midnight and to my surprise it was closed off due to the ridiculous amount of people there.  We drove along the sea-to-sky highway and finally settled for this random spot on the side of the highway.  Highway traffic would pass by periodically and their headlights made it almost impossible for our eyes to adjust to the starry sky (let alone any salvageable photographs).  I don’t know whether it was because my eyes didn’t adjust properly to the night sky but we saw very little meteors, and 1.5 hours later we’ve had enough and packed up….. next time we will head to Porteau Cove extra early… actually screw this maybe there will be no next time haha.