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The normal length of the walk undertaken is from 7 to 12 miles (11 to 19
kilometres), for a half day or from 12 to 20 miles (19 to 32 kilometres) for a full day
. These organized rambles, combining exercise with enjoyment of the
countryside, are in ...
To one five feet above sea level the horizon is about 2.3 statute miles away; for
an observer 10 feet high the distance of the horizon is 3.7 miles, and for one at
10,000 feet altitude it is about 101 miles. The distance in statute miles equals ...
Sent by his order to Macau (1839), he lived in South China, Peking, and Hei-Shui
, 300 miles north of Peking. In 1844, with another Vincentian, Joseph Gabet, and
a Tibetan convert to Christianity, Father Huc set out from Dolon Nor, now To-lun,
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