Longer Days


Born to Ride.
Oct 17, 2015
One month to go before the shortest day of the year.......

We are now at 11hr /days ~
Much worse up north
We get down to slightly less than 8 hours and 15 minutes of daylight by Winter Solstice WW in my province. Of course we are a half hour ahead of the rest of north America so we get to enjoy the daylight earlier, and celebrate New Years Eve before anyone else.

Some provinces have opted out of Daylight Savings time. We tried double daylight savings time decades ago. Recreational salmon fishermen loved it. Plenty of light left after work to fish the rivers. Mothers hated it. Had a hard time getting kids to bed for school the next day. The experiment lasted one summer.

As a kid, I spent a lot of time outdoors playing with my friends and never noticed the changes. At my current age, the decrease in daylight hours bothers me. Not severely like Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder. That’s part of the reason I enjoyed my winters in the DR. No big variation in daylight hours and a warm climate to enjoy those daylight hours. My mood lightens after Winter Solstice and by February there’s plenty of light.

I can’t imagine living in the high North where you don’t see the sun for months. Coping with that would require significant amounts of rum.