Dawn is breaking

Hooray! Only a few hours to go before we will be heading off to the airport to return to Portugal. No wonder it is going to be a beautiful day.Cormorants heading east

By the way did you know there are different types of dawn? There is the astronomical dawn when the sky is no longer pitch black, there is nautical dawn when sailors can distinguish between the horizon and the sea and then civil dawn when the sun is 12degrees or less below the horizon and there is sufficient light for most objects to be distinguishable. The amount of time between dawn and sunrise depends where you are in the world; if you are close to the equator it is minutes but if you are in a polar region then you could be looking at hours! Thanks as always to Wikipedia for these fascinating facts.

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When in Portugal you will find me walking, cooking, photographing, reading and of course blogging. In England it is pretty much the same but with the addition of gardening and lots of volunteering!

18 thoughts on “Dawn is breaking

  1. Have a good journey back. We are still having plenty of rain. Our river has returned! Only four months late … Do you think I could join you for one of your walks one day? I’d be happy to get up early and make my own way to the start point. :))

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    1. We’d be delighted if you joined us. Wednesdays are our main walking day, not today though as need to restock fridge and catch up. However I’ll message you as soon as we’ve decided next week’s plans 😊

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