On the Equator

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the first time I stepped on and across the equator. (It’s a meaningful moment for someone who likes to get around, so pardon this brief indulgence.)To commemorate the moment, Lisa snapped this shot of me holding a sign she so graciously made to mark the occasion. This is just north of Jama. Ecuador.

More recently, I crossed the earth’s center line in Uganda in late March, just north of Queen Elizabeth National Park in the country’s western edges. And I was wearing the same shirt. It wasn’t planned, I promise.

I can say with a fair bit of confidence that mine is probably the only Paris 2003 World Track & Field Championships shirt that’s been on the equator on two continents. Please, correct me if I’m wrong. 🙂


And for the record, today’s Pic du Jour, the site’s 1,236th straight, was snapped on 23 May 2013, at 0 degrees latitude.




  1. That is so funny regarding the shirt! I think it’s even more grown up in that spot right now!

    Seeing the photos brings back great memories, especially when I get a bit disoriented even in the day… a large percentage of the historic buildings have been razed,

      1. I’ve been here since Semana Santa – still in a holding pattern waiting for the visa renewal…. last night I drove to the central area and noted that it looks like a true third-world country town and not like an old west setting caught in a time loop…

        one can hear machinery at work all night light – most likely it’s the bridge project.. a bridge with enough concrete/footings to support a 747 landing….

        am heading to the cemetery to help paint some names and dates on tombs….

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