Latitude

Latitude came about from explorations in Portugal. While staying in Lisbon I was able to travel to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point in continental Europe. These cliffs, more than 300 feet high, still seem to be the edge of the world, as they were for explorers centuries ago. Different from those explorers, today one looks out over the rim of the ocean with the knowledge that people on the other side are looking back. My awareness of that great distance, from people loved and people gone from my life, was coupled with the knowledge of a line that directly moved west across the ocean connecting me to an unseen point on a distant, but existent, land. Directly west of Cabo da Roca lies Cape Henlopen in Delaware where I also recorded the point and view across the open expanse in video.

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