Arcus cloud in Normandy in Trouville sur Mer (Thursday 24th 07:30 am)
view in panoramic
same arcus cloud viewed from Le Havre
(photo Alban Lh)
and another arcus in Berck sur Mer
A sailor explained to a young girl that the ship’s speed is poor because we are climbing up the bulge toward the center of the globe; but that when we should once get over, at the equator, and start down-hill, we should fly.And a few days later:
Crossed the equator.
In the distance, it looked like a blue ribbon stretched across the ocean.
Several passengers kodak’d it.
It’s doubtful that they would have been able to achieve and maintain a position that precise at the appropriate time.And in theory, it’s certainly possible for a ship on that specific point at a specific time to be in different days, months, seasons, years, centuries, and hemispheres.
When I boarded Vescovo’s ship in Tonga, I had already digested Nargeolet’s incredible résumé.Struwe dived with Lahey to 35,800 feet—he wanted to, but also he had to.
It was given to me by Captain Don Walsh, Navy deep submergence pilot number one.
He and Jacques Piccard made history by diving 35,800 feet to the Mariana Trench’s Challenger Deep, the ocean’s absolute nadir.