hatan magyarok a helyi bícsklábba. Mondá kettő, hogy sétáljunk oda, közel van. Ezt a közelt annak az 1700 km-nek a tükrében érthették, ami a szülői háztól elválasztja őket. Ahhoz képest az a 3,5 km odáig tényleg semmi. Mondjuk szóltam nekik hogy általában dresscode azért van, de ők megpróbálták a bejutást edzőcipőben, pólóban és farmer rövidnadrágban. Aztán mikor még a küszöb előtt elénk állt egy kisebfajta hegyomlás méretű ember és megkérdezte, hogy a bejutáson kívül miben tudna nekik segíteni, akkor nekiláttunk a második 3,5 km-nek hazáig. Amúgy a Csabika rákészülhetett az estére valahogy, mert egy órája itthon vagyunk, de ő kint ül a teraszon a fejébe húzott kapucniban, kétszázzal nyomkodja a telefonját és veszettül szipog. Gondolom úgy hatig ez eltart majd.
Queens Park Savannah. Port of Spain. Trinidad and Tobago.
The Queen’s Park Savannah is Port of Spain’s largest open recreational space. Covered with low grass, the 3. 5 km (2 miles) perimeter of the Savannah, as it is called by locals, is lined with large beautiful samaan and poui trees. Originally part of the St. Ann’s Sugar Estate, the Savannah, now owned by the state, is Port of Spain’s main outdoor recreational park. On weekends and week day afternoons, the Savannah comes to life and is the destination for sports enthusiasts, health fanatics, joggers, family picnics, strolling couples and persons seeking to indulge in the sumptuous local street food served by vendors.
Sorry for my absences this week. it’s midterm exam time again, and i have finals at the end of next month >.> but here’s a quick rundown of my activity the last few days:
Monday was a 5 km, 3 laps (1.5 km, approx) around the trails
Tuesday was a lazy day because my foot was acting up :(
Wednesday I did good… 2.5 laps on the figure 8 circuit (just under 3 km per lap) for 8 km
Thursday I had to work, but I walked both ways again and got some excercise in there :)
I also made some freaking delicious energy bars on wednesday, using seeds and nuts and agave syrup/honey. I have chia seed and mocha, almond and coconut and peanut butter and chocolate… they’re like KIND bars, except I made them at about 1/5 of the cost and more protein/fibre and micronutrients per bar :)
Shipwreck of the Gratitude on Macquarie Island. Photographed by Frank Hurley in 1911. During the first Australasian Antarctic Expedition in Antarctica. .
Macquarie Island is a large island in the Southern Ocean. It is about 1,500 km (932 mi) south east of Tasmania, and about half way between Australia and Antarctica. The island became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992. Macquarie Island is about 34 km (21 mi) long and 5 km (3 mi) wide. It was first discovered in July 1810, by Captain Hasselburgh, who was searching for places to hunt whales and seals. No people live there now. The only way to get to the island is by sea and there are no harbors to dock a ship.
Real-life space travel across the solar system’s vast expanse is not for the impatient – it can take many years to reach a destination. The positive side is that our hardy robots are well engineered to take the abuse that the harsh space environment dishes out. This means they can return good science over the course of many years, sometimes for decades.
This week, we take a look at a few of our longest-lived planetary missions. All of them have been returning deep space dispatches to Earth for more than five years. Combined, their flight time adds up to more than a century and a half. The legacy of their exploration is likely to endure even longer.
1. Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) - Launched June 18, 2009
LRO captures crystal-clear views of the lunar landscape on almost a daily basis – and has been doing it for years. Thanks to LRO, we’ve nearly mapped the entire surface now at very high resolution. Learn more about LRO HERE.
2. Dawn – Launched Sept. 27, 2007
The Dawn mission has been exploring the dwarf planet Ceres for just over a year now — but the Dawn spacecraft’s journey began long before that. After a trek from Earth to the asteroid belt, it made a stop at the giant asteroid Vesta before moving on to Ceres.
3. New Horizons – Launched Jan. 19, 2006
With its ongoing discoveries based on the July 2015 Pluto flyby, the New Horizons mission is in the news all the time. It’s easy to forget the mission is not new — the spacecraft has been traversing the dark of space for more than a decade. New Horizons is now more than 3 billion miles (5 billion km) from Earth as it delves deeper into the outer solar system.
4. Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) – Launched Aug. 12, 2005
MRO recently marked a decade of returning spectacular images from Mars, in many more colors than just red. Peruse 10 years of MRO discoveries at Mars HERE.
5. Cassini – Launched Oct. 15, 1997
As it circles through the Saturn system, the Cassini spacecraft is currently about 975 million miles (1.57 billion km) from Earth, but its total odometer reads much more than that. This long, spectacular mission is slated to end next year. In the meantime, it’s about to enter the “Grande Finale” stage.
Want to learn more? Read our full list of the 10 things to know this week about the solar system HERE.
New NASA images from the Dawn spacecraft have found that there’s a 5 km (3-mile) high mountain rising from the otherwise relatively smooth surface of Ceres.
The dwarf planet continues to rack up the mysteries as the white spots in the images grow larger with Dawn’s gradual descent and evidence of geological activities like landslides and flows are evident.