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Old Crank

Old Crank's Journal
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March 31, 2022

Daily Distraction 31/03/2022

Still in Canterbury.

March 31, 2022

Well it is official.

I am now a plague rat. The PCR came back positive and now I get to isolate for about 10 days from the 29th.
Nothing but fun. At least I got in a good bike ride before the symptoms showed up.

Wear your masks folks.

March 30, 2022

Daily Distraction 30/03/2022

Still in Canterbury. If you like architecture this isn't a bad town and
the cathedral is enormous and detailed. Too much to see and photograph.

Our digs for the night. First window extending out to the corner.

... A very old house bulging out over the road... Leaning forward, trying to see
who was passing on the narrow pavement below. Charles Dickens 1849

Door detail.

March 30, 2022

For my big 500th post

Something on the lighter side. Keb Mo and playing for change.


March 29, 2022

Daily Distraction 29/03/2022

Today we cross the Channel to Jolly Old. Well perhaps not a jolly after Brexit.
We stayed for a night in Canterbury. Went to visit the Cathedral but renovations
were on going. Still it is an imposing structure.

The entrance to the Cathedral grounds

Roof of the entrance detail

Ruins of St Augustine's Abby, on the grounds of the cathedral

From the ruins to the Cathedral

March 28, 2022

Daily Distraction 28/03/2022

We are still in Bruges today. A very nice town to visit and relax in.
The statue at teh end is of Simon Stevin a mathematician among
other things. His work of statics and triangulation of forces lead to
the development of calculations for construction. Previously building
was all done from experience.
He also wrote a paper on gravity that demonstrated gravity worked the same
on different masses. He was ahead of Galileo by 3 years.
He worked out the flooding of fields in front of advancing, Catholic, armies
attacking Northern Holland.

Early remodel effort.

Simon Stevin, a really smart guy

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Current location: München, DE
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About Old Crank

Currently living in Germany, enjoying the culture, enjoying the food, enjoying the travel. Not enjoying the winters, or the Deutsches lernen... Born in Canada. Parents moved to Arizona in 1965. Spent 5 years in the USAF and 2 of those on Crete. Lived in Fresno, Las vegas, Sunnyvale, CA.

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