Monthly Archives: July 2019

Longitude

I have just finished reading this intriguing book, Longitude by Dava Sobel. Longitude The book narrates, with many interesting anecdotes along the way, the search for a method of determining longitude at sea. Without a reliable way of doing so, … Continue reading

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Times have changed

When I first started blogging in September 2006, I soon gathered a list of other blogs that I considered worth following. Almost without exception, these were what I would call “personal blogs”, that is, blogs written by ordinary citizens like … Continue reading

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Hot Monday

After the pleasant coolness of the weekend, the temperature has risen again today as the sun shines down from a clear sky. Agreed, the temperature is only in the mid-twenties rather than the upper-thirties of last week but to us … Continue reading

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