'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Sunday, 10 January 2010

Virtual travel using Google Earth

I should be painting, but, well, I got side-tracked. I've just downloaded Google Earth and have been low-altitude flying, slowly (hot-air balloon?) over New Zealand. Then I decided to fly to Australia and ended up at Lord Howe Island. I'm in heaven. I don't know why really, I just absolutely love to see our Earth from above.


  1. Beautiful! But I think Google Earth is some kind of Communist plot to get us all online 24/7 so we will be sufficiently distracted so they can...well, I don't know what exactly.

  2. Wikipedia and Google Earth are, I would suggest, worthy nominees for the most useful information source on the internet. And Google Earth is, as you said, absolutely fascinating showing off the beauty of the planet as it does.

  3. GB - Google Earth, combined with the tome "Earth From Above" by Yann Arthus-Bertrand = Bliss.