On our visit to the National Museum of Natural History this weekend, we took in the Oceans section. I took this photo of North America from a satellite.
- The tidewater peninsulas, which have a bare minimum of bridges, have helped keep those areas more rural.
- DC/Baltimore/Philly/NYC are one continuous string of lights, and Richmond is almost there.
- Florida’s Atlantic coastline is thick, even without a large city between Miami and Jacksonville. Same story on the Gulf side, with no large city south of Tampa/St Pete.
- Areas like the Okefenokee Swamp are real treasures.
- It’s easy to see why there is an East Coast bias.
- Western Canada is more populated than I would have guessed.
- “Tobacco Road” has come a long way since 1874, when Washington Duke arrived in Durham with 50 cents in his pocket.