Sunday, October 20, 2019
A tale of two countries
Tomorrow is trash-day.
Mrs ERJ and I were taking advantage of the dry spell and burning some brush that had accumulated.
Off to the southeast we heard something rumbling.
"What is that?" Mrs ERJ asked.
"The neighbor is rolling his Captain Curby to the end of his driveway." I guessed.
That neighbor, according to Google Maps, is precisely 1600 feet from where our campfire was burning
If one were to swing an arc with a radius of 1600 feet into a circle, one would enclose approximately 0.3 square miles. In Manhattan, NY that would enclose 30,000 people.
It seems unlikely that a person in Manhattan would be be able to hear a neighbor a mere 1600 feet away rolling his garbage to the street.
I imagine it is equally inconceivable to somebody in Manhattan that somebody can hear the rumble of wheels across gravel from a third of a mile away.