If you've been following Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield on Twitter as he orbits the Earth as the upcoming commander of the International Space Station, you'll know he's been tweeting up a storm up there. Between his humourous banter with fellow-Canadian "space man" William Shatner and the hundreds of pictures of the planet he's taken and tweeted, it's a wonder he's got time to do anything else. You know, like science and stuff. But an hour ago he tweeted back a picture really hit close to home:
It strikes close to home because it is home -- Victoria and the Saanich Peninsula from space. I can easily see the area where I live, and many of the places we frequently kayak. From this vantage point, paddles that take us hours and seem so very long when sloggling through waves really aren't very long at all.
And I'm reminded again how small and fragile our home really is.