Here in Spain the eclipse was only partial and the weather forecast dismal. We didn't hold out any hopes of seeing anything.
The day before the eclipse I came down with a crushing headache which paracetamol wouldn't shift. My headache was still there this morning and I totally forgot about the eclipse until Steve returning from the weekly post office run shouted for me to come out and look.
It was cold, I was in my pj's with a shawl wrapped around my shoulders and a crushing headache stood on a damp and wind swept veranda feeling in awe.
I know what an eclipse is... I understand the science (in spite of what my physics teacher might have said) and still I am in awe. Mother Nature is truly awesome.
Maybe that's what is causing my headache I said (very unscientific)... Burn the Witch! Was the unscientific response.... mmmmm maybe we haven't come so far since our cavemen ancestors cowered in fear while the world went dark during the daytime.