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Surfing in London

June 24, 2019 Leave a comment

Ok, not really. But I am standing on a surfboard in front of the Tower Bridge. It was at a restaurant.

The London Facade

June 24, 2019 Leave a comment

When walking past this building, you don’t really notice that there’s nothing behind it that’s related to the front. I assume the city said the front of the building had to stay, so there it stands. Usually, the front of a building will be incorporated into whatever new building is put up, but not this time.

The 16hour and 45minute Day in Amsterdam

June 21, 2019 1 comment

June 21st, 2019.

Today is the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, and it got me thinking about how long the day is in Amsterdam versus Seattle. So let’s do some latitude math:
– Seattle is at 47°36′35″N
– Amsterdam is at 52°22′N
Calculating this shows me a difference in latitude of 529 km (328.705 miles).

Today, on June 21st, the day is 45 minutes longer in Amsterdam versus Seattle:
– In Seattle, sunrise is at 5:07am and sunset is at 21:10 (9:10pm) = 16 hours and 3 minutes
– In Amsterdam, sunrise is at 5:18am and sunset is at 22:06 (10:06pm) = 16 hours and 48 minutes

So there are some fun facts to ponder. Mostly I notice how light it still is at 10pm!

My sources are:

Latitude Distance Calculator: https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/gccalc.shtml
Lat/Long for Amsterdam: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam
Lat/Long for Seattle: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle
Sunset times in Seattle: https://www.timeanddate.com/sun/usa/seattle
Sunset times in Amsterdam: https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/netherlands/amsterdam
Summer Solstice: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_solstice
Time calculator: https://www.timeanddate.com/date/durationresult.html

Back in the Netherlands

June 17, 2019 1 comment

It doesn’t get much more Dutch than a KLM-blue clog (clomp) in front of a bunch of cheese.

A Day in Lisbon

June 17, 2019 Leave a comment

A Day In Porto, Portugal

June 15, 2019 Leave a comment

We did a bit of walking and port tasting in Porto today. Even got a great view from a bridge and a gondola ride,

Flower Dogs

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