Thursday, October 22, 2009


16. From where you are reading this, point north.

Spending a lot of time outdoors, watching the sun move across the sky, shadows shifting and stars circle around Polaris, I can usually do this without a GPS or compass. Birds do it. Butterflies do it. Cows do it! Bees do it. I'd like to believe that if I ever got left out in the middle of nowhere (or everywhere, depending on your perspective), I, too, could find my way back home using these pieces of information. Tom dialed up the compass on his watch anyway to confirm my sense of direction and I was right on!

1 comment:

Allan Stellar said...

I find that I have a similar ability. I can stand in my yard and point to the nearest pub with uncanny, ESPish, ease.

A good skill to have while traveling. :)