Arc of Prosperity

Scottish Independence within the EU – with a Scandinavian Slant


500 miles and 500 more – the Danish connexion

Of course we all know the Proclaimers’ song about walking 500 miles (if not, YouTube is your friend):

But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

I’ve seen people drawing 500-mile radius maps around Leith to figure out where that’d take you.

However, given the lyrics clearly specifies the mode of transport is walking, I realised you can do so much better and use Google Maps option to establish exactly where that’d take you by clicking the appropriate icon.

Walking 500 miles from Leith will take you to Camping Perroquet, a camping site in France very close to the Belgian border:

500 miles

I presume that’s a reasonable place to look for the woman you love. When you then realise she isn’t there and decide to walk 500 miles more, you’ll end up in Aabenraa in Denmark:

500 more

I’m not sure I’ve ever been to Aabenraa, but it almost makes me want to go there.

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