Trail in Namibia Trail in Namibia

Latitude Lice

Last night I spent a few minutes re-reading a couple of passages from Barry Cunliffe’s book about Pytheas the Greek. About 2300 years ago Pytheas went seriously far north for a Mediterranean, but the debate still rages about how far he went. Some of it seems to revolve around an expression about there being enough light to ‘pick the lice from your shirt’ at midnight. Now that’s what I call natural.

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