The Messier Marathon from Victoria was a bust this year. Both March 28 and 29 were cloudy, so it was called off.
Our member Elizabeth van Akker spends her winters in New Mexico, and had much better luck:
Hello, all, from sunny New Mexico. My friend Lesa and I successfully completed the Messier Marathon. The weather was great, the skies dark. We especially enjoyed watching the summer Milky Way rising in the early morning. From here, all of Scorpio is visible, and Sagitarius is glorious. The most difficult part was the beginning, 77, 74, 33, 31, 32, 110 were low in the west and only just visible. We are delighted with our results!
Elizabeth van Akker.