Sunday, June 27, 2010
3860 miles traveled
Two Interesting Tidbits from this Morning's Chronicle Herald:
#1: There are two photos in this morning's paper that capture our attention, because they are taken in two places we think of as home. One is a photo of people lining a beach in protest against offshore oil drilling—taken on
#2: Jim hands me an article from this morning's Chronicle Herald that I somehow missed. It notes that there are a number of cities and towns named
One Interesting Tidbit from Today's Main Event:
"If one took all the rivers in the world and measured how much water they discharged into the surrounding bays and oceans, it would equal the amount of water that moves in and out of
We read this mind boggling fact at the
The Rest of the Story is a Bore:
Since we get to the
Figuring that this first stop is just a slow spot and maybe the bore will pick up some steam at the official Observation Area, we go back to watch the bore there. While we are standing around for a long time looking at nothing happening, Dick talks with an expert researcher with a big notebook full of data, who tells him about the opposite effects of the full moon and the moon in perigee on the strength of the tidal force and a lot of other mumbo jumbo, but, simply put, the tidal bore is, yet again, a bore. We decide to forego the third viewing opportunity.
We Save the Best for Last:
Fortunately, the morning newspaper also provided us with an idea for one more thing to do in
Intrigued, we stop in the
We especially like the story behind this sculpture of John Glassey. Our booklet tells us he was Mayor of Truro for 24 years; served for more than 42 years on the Fire Brigade (including six years as Chief); was active in, and served as president of, the Rotary Club and United Way; and won tons of awards and honors. His car dealership was a longtime
In driving around looking for the sculptures we get a great little tour of the town and a unique insight into its values.
Once again, the highlight of our day is not as we planned it. But, somehow, every day turns out to have at least one highlight.