Reply to post: Re: "Central NC is about 6,600 km from London and central India is about 7,700 km"

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Re: "Central NC is about 6,600 km from London and central India is about 7,700 km"

I'm not trying to suggest a direct route - and as Stoneshop has pointed out Suez was a thing by the time of Maskelyne's India adventure - but a comparison to show that we're not talking about an order of magnitude difference in distance.

What I was trying to suggest was that the introductory phrase 'all the way [to]...' might be followed by 'North Carolina' just as much as 'India' for a Brit at the time we're talking about. Both being quite a long schlep.

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