I am not familiar with the philosophy behind this Sign of the Day, but we all know that the time lag (at least for some) feel different going from west to east instead of east to west.
However, how many times have you been in an area where your cellphone has no network signal coverage, or where you have no satellites in right position for your GPS?
Through internet and our bloging world persons from areas far away and sometimes almost in the middle of nowhere call upon your attention by visiting your sites. That is what happened with my two latest visitors.
Friday I first had a new visitor from French Polynesia:and then my first visitor from Mauritius call upon Arne´s Blog.
French Polynesia is located in Oceania, archipelagoes in the South Pacific Ocean about half way between South America and Australia
The French annexed various Polynesian island groups during the 19th century. In September 1995, France stirred up widespread protests by resuming nuclear testing on the Mururoa atoll after a three-year moratorium. The tests were suspended in January 1996. In recent years, French Polynesia's autonomy has been considerably expanded.
The flag of French Polynesia was adopted in 1984. The red and white colours have been adopted from historic Tahitian flags. An outrigger is depicted in the central disc over a stylised emblem of sun and sea; this is very similar to other flags in this area, for example the flag of Kiribati. In some versions of this flag, five figures representing the peoples of the island group are included in the design.
Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar Southern Africa.
Although known to Arab and Malay sailors as early as the 10th century, Mauritius was first explored by the Portuguese in the 16th century and subsequently settled by the Dutch - who named it in honor of Prince Maurits van NASSAU - in the 17th century. The French assumed control in 1715, developing the island into an important naval base overseeing Indian Ocean trade, and establishing a plantation economy of sugar cane. The British captured the island in 1810, during the Napoleonic Wars. Mauritius remained a strategically important British naval base, and later an air station, playing an important role during World War II for anti-submarine and convoy operations, as well as the collection of signals intelligence. Independence from the UK was attained in 1968. A stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, the country has attracted considerable foreign investment and has earned one of Africa's highest per capita incomes. Recent poor weather, declining sugar prices, and declining textile and apparel production, have slowed economic growth, leading to some protests over standards of living in the Creole community.
The flag of Mauritius was adopted upon independence, March 12, 1968. It consists of four horizontal stripes of equal width, colored (from top to bottom) red, blue, yellow, and green. The flag was recorded at the College of Arms in London on 9 January 1968.