Monday, December 30, 2019

Ship lag

Time change is easier to handle when the journey takes longer (weeks vs. hours), even if it still causes challenges for others and their timepieces:
The ship was gaining a full hour every three days …

We sent him to the captain, and he explained to him the mystery of “ship time” and set his troubled mind at rest.
Source: The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

The book does not include details of the reverse effects of losing a full hour every three days at the other end of the journey.

I know some people who cherish traveling west even today for the time gained in additional rest and more natural inclinations towards early hours, even if temporarily.

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