One of the strangest things to us about our return to the UK has been the sudden exposure to the extended daylight of the northern hemisphere summer.
Waking up first thing and heading to the bathroom emerging into the light to realise that it’s only 5:30am.
Sitting in the lounge and realising it’s 9pm even though it’s still light.
It’s only two years since this was the norm but you get used to the consistency. If it’s dark it’s either before 7am or after 7pm. The pattern is virtually fixed with limited changes as you move through the year.
We took the opportunity to go for a walk after our evening meal last night and it was strange to walk through a local nature reserve at 8pm. Twilight here is also significantly longer here than in Mwanza where the sun sets quickly and the transition from daylight to night is less than an hour. It is nice to have the long nights, but I’ve got to get used to sleeping through the early morning light whilst we’re here.