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Re: Ginger's childhood

Postby tiffinata » 08 May 2014, 11:52

quick search of Takes It Rough doesn't mention flowers at all. Just lots of old heather that is very dry and easy to burn.
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Re: Ginger's childhood

Postby Tommy Smith » 08 May 2014, 18:49

Not sure whats going on with the heather sunrise thing here but there doesn't seem to be a conflict to me.
http://www.visitlochness.com/blog/envir ... -scotland/
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/a ... =-11&day=1
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Re: Ginger's childhood

Postby kylie_koyote » 08 May 2014, 18:58

Fairblue wrote:I've not long read a book where Ginger says something about fishing, but can't remember which. I got the impression he enjoyed it. But, of course, fishing when you don't have to and there's no pressure is a - er different kettle of fish altogether, if you'll pardon the pun.


Ginger catches a flying fish in "Combined Operation" when they're puttering about on the Mediterranean with nothing to do but float around. It doesn't say if they eat it though.
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Re: Ginger's childhood

Postby kylie_koyote » 08 May 2014, 18:59

Tommy Smith wrote:Not sure whats going on with the heather sunrise thing here but there doesn't seem to be a conflict to me.
http://www.visitlochness.com/blog/envir ... -scotland/
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/a ... =-11&day=1


Very pretty! Wish I could visit.
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Re: Ginger's childhood

Postby Fairblue » 08 May 2014, 19:03

Tommy Smith wrote:Not sure whats going on with the heather sunrise thing here but there doesn't seem to be a conflict to me.
http://www.visitlochness.com/blog/envir ... -scotland/
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/a ... =-11&day=1

The heather is a separate issue to the time of sunrise. The book is set in early October. For the sake of my research lets say October 7th. About 4.20 am Biggles says he won't be going back to bed as it would be getting light in an hour or so. i.e. 5.20-ish.. According to the table you gave a link to sunrise is about 7.25 am. So there would appear to be a conflict there straight away. However, I think I might have an idea about that. Biggles was speaking about it 'getting light' NOT sunrise. Without going into the differences of astronomical, nautical and civil twilight, your table shows Astronomical twilight begins at 5.23 am which ties in nicely with what Biggles said. My mistake was in assuming 'getting light' was Sunrise. Does that make sense to anybody?
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Re: Ginger's childhood

Postby Tracer » 08 May 2014, 19:44

Makes sense to me. It gets light quite some time before the sun rises.
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Re: Ginger's childhood

Postby tiffinata » 08 May 2014, 23:08

One day I'll get there.....
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Re: Ginger's childhood

Postby Inactive User 171 » 10 May 2014, 14:35

Yes WEJ is quite fond of pre-dawn and twilight at the end of the day for atmosphere. In Goes Home he describes the dawn a couple of times as Ginger never gets tired of watching it :)
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Re: Ginger's childhood

Postby Tommy Smith » 10 May 2014, 15:34

Round here you never see anybody about early and late and yet the light makes it so very beautiful.
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Re: Ginger's childhood

Postby Fairblue » 10 May 2014, 15:49

Tommy Smith wrote:Round here you never see anybody about early and late and yet the light makes it so very beautiful.

Where is 'round here' TS, if I may ask?
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Postby kylie_koyote » 10 May 2014, 15:54

Jenny wrote:Yes WEJ is quite fond of pre-dawn and twilight at the end of the day for atmosphere. In Goes Home he describes the dawn a couple of times as Ginger never gets tired of watching it :)


Now that I'm often up at odd hours I get to appreciate it too.

My alarm goes off at 5:30 these days, and apart from the height of summer, it's usually pitch black when I'm first up but I get to watch the sunrise most mornings. Then proceed to drive to work with it right in my eyes, which is less fun.
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Re: Ginger's childhood

Postby tiffinata » 10 May 2014, 23:13

Having recently come off daylight saving its now sunrise when I drive to work rather than when I'm at it.
The golden sunrise over the garden and the silhouettes of the trees makes a 715 am start worth it. And then there's the colour of the light reflected on the bark of the trees.....
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Re: Ginger's childhood

Postby Kismet » 11 May 2014, 01:35

Tommy Smith wrote:Round here you never see anybody about early and late and yet the light makes it so very beautiful.


I always presume that no matter what time I am going home, someone will see me.
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Re: Ginger's childhood

Postby Tracer » 11 May 2014, 10:09

Kismet wrote:
Tommy Smith wrote:Round here you never see anybody about early and late and yet the light makes it so very beautiful.


I always presume that no matter what time I am going home, someone will see me.




:lol:


I am often amazed that so many people are up and about at the strange times I am sometimes up and about also.
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