Yesterday (11/07/10), Jamie, Nona and I sat up on deck in the morning to view the solar eclipse. We bought a pair of eclipse viewing glasses in Tahiti and were also able to view it through our sextant.
As Adrien from Bluebottle put it, "It certainly puts you in your place", seeing the Moon come between Earth and the Sun and darkening the world as we know it.
And what a strange light was cast upon the trees and the water, like I have never seen before, because it wasn't completely dark but rather like very bright moonlight. I even pretended to myself for a minute that I had been transported to another planet, and almost convinced myself!