Hermitry isn’t what it used to be. I used to think the ideal occupation for a hermit would be either astronomy or lighthouse keeping.
The “Sombrero” galaxy, M104.
Credits: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) –
Plouzane. Credit: David Mark, https://pixabay.com/photos/plouzane-lighthouse-france-landmark-1758197/
Lighthouses are no longer an option. The few that remain, are automated, and run for years with barely any human intervention.
You might think astronomy is still a viable hermit option: you trek up to some icy mountaintop observatory and sit all night with your telescope scanning the skies, every night, for weeks on end.
Not any more.Continue reading “Stalking the Pelican”