And yesterday, Snoopy and I went farther – all the way around the lake. It was about a 5 1/2 mile trek.
The 9 planets (yes, they have Pluto included, but do say that it is no longer considered a planet) are distributed along the walkway to and partway around the lake, Stokkelandsvanet – and the distance between the stations is proportional to the actual distance between the orbits.
Here is Mercury – they give a write-up about the planet, and also show it’s symbol and how big it is compared to the sun. Also included, at the bottom, is it’s mass compared to that of the earth. And they tell you how far it is to the next planet.
It seems like a long way to Uranus.
And that you are NEVER going to reach Neptune. By now, you are along the lake – they say 15 minutes, but it’s almost a mile. I’m not sure how long it would take if you just walked there – both times I stopped often to take photos, and Snoopy had to make his stops as well. Look at these gnarly old oak trees.
Clearly, this trek will remain one of our favourites while we are living here in Sandnes – what a treat to have a park like this at our doorstep!