Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Cool Trick!

Have you ever been racing to get to a marina or anchorage before the sun sets?  I learned this cool trick from a fellow cruiser here at Brunswick Landing Marina.

Extend your arm all the way out and hold up the number of fingers it takes to fit between the sun and the horizon.  Each finger is equal to ten minutes.

This works for adults, both men and women, as well as kids.   Kids fingers are smaller, but their arms are shorter.

1 comment:

  1. I sometimes hold up my fingers to let the Blonde know how much rum I need in my drink. ;-)