Today I observed the curvature of the Earth. I was sailing on the river Blackwater, and the visibility being good, I was able to observe, with binoculars, the wind-generators on the Kentish flats, to the south of the Thames estuary. The curvature was such that they seemed to be chopping the very water, the hubs of the rotors appearing to be just above the waterline.
It is always comforting to know that we really do live on a sphere and not on a flat plate supported by an infinite number of tortoises...
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