A blog of the Freer Family's adventures and misadventures emigrating to Flinders Island, Tasmania, Australia, and settling there.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Turn back the clock
Today was my first experience of time travel. We went back an hour and it did not feel remarkably different, just earlier. Unfortunately, my grandfather has been dead for some years so I could not cause a space-time paradox by murdering him (or possibly in a less homicidal manner getting him out of marrying my grandmother.) But daylight savings only allows you to move back one hour here, so all of these paradoxes are out of the question unless you have arranged them for 2 AM on sunday morning. I think the powers that be figured that most grandads would be tucked up in bed at that time, and it would be less likely that Tasmanians would go around wrecking the fabric of space-time. I've always been an advocate of daylight saving for South Africa, but this is my first experience of it. The days are definitely much shorter now and winter is nibbling at us. The island is full of Easter strangers, many of whom don't greet passing cars. I already feel territorial about 'our' turf.
Labels: daylight saving time, Flinders Island
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Daylight savings here seems to be either loved or hated. I'm one of the lovers. I haven't noticed any time travel either, even on the days when I was up at when it changed forward and back.ReplyDelete
Perhaps our minds are too highly trained to be able to detect these mundane things ;-). I am not that much affected by it as I get up before the light and crash at about 9-10pmReplyDelete
I don't much care whether we have daylight savings time or not. I just want to stick with one time or the other all year. Switching the clocks around messes up my sense of what time it is.ReplyDelete
I have always liked the idea to be honest.ReplyDelete
Is certainly light enough at 0500 in summer to be up an hour earlier....
If you could organise an hour more daylight in winter I would be keener on getting up earlier in summer. The evenings are beginning to close in..ReplyDelete