Tag: getting lost

Samuel Pepys and his Moon Compass

From an entry in Samuel Pepys' diary on Saturday 19th August 1665: So to Stanes and there by this time it was dark night, and got a guide who lost his way in the forest, till by help of the moone (which recompenses me for all the pains I ever…

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Ann Cleeves Lost in Fog

Ann Cleeves, bestselling author of crime novels and creator of characters, like Vera Stanhope, that are now familiar to millions more through their TV adaptions, was interviewed on Open Book on BBC Radio 4 a few days ago. She talked about the earliest years of her marriage, living on the…

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How to Find Your Way Out of a Maze or Labyrinth

There is a simple method for finding your way out of a maze or labyrinth: Touch the wall or hedge with the hand nearest to it, left or right. Keep that same hand touching the wall and keep walking. This may take you on a horribly long route, but it…

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