Friday, 21 November 2008

It's a holiday in Namibia

Did you ever do this as a kid?

Get your cheap plastic or tin globe and rest your finger lightly on it's surface then give it a good old spin. Wherever your finger ends up is where you are going on holiday.

Well I was only 8.

Now I'm a little older, and times have changed, but thanks to Google Earth, I can revisit my childhood.

So...

Open Google Earth. Zoom out as far as I can, and...

Sssssssssssssssssssssspppiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!

Yay! I'm on land! I expected to be in the middle of the Pacific, 3000 miles away from the nearest atoll, but no! I'm smack bang in the middle of the Namib desert. If I was still 8, I'd be disappointed and I'd probably have another spin.

It's at 25°11'48.55"S, 18°20'20.18"E if anyone's interested.


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1 comment:

Jim Bliss said...

64'55N / 130'18W

It appears I'm off to Canada for a wilderness holiday! Yay!