Tag: sun

Shadows on Water

I'm just back from a brief visit to Prague, where I witnessed many wonderful things. Included among the small delights were these views from the Karlův most or Charles Bridge. Most sightseers' eyes will be drawn to the beautiful architecture cloaked in sunshine. But water-readers must lower their gaze to…

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A Shadow Stick in the Bahamas

This just in from Dick Forte in the Bahamas... Tristan, Here is a Gooley-inspired sun dial in the southern Bahamas, just inside the tropics, 74 56.9 w, 23 06.5 n. (I call it a Gooliation, an elision of Gooley with inspiration or celebration.) The conch shells with blue tops were…

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The Colour of Mud as a Compass

Readers of my books or this blog will be well aware by now that we should expect to find more puddles on the shaded southern side of tracks. And that this is also the side that holds onto snow for longest (see The Beast from the East). The colour of…

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