Year 4 Day 150
I’ve known that the key was time since my first fumbling efforts. If I know a base time, and the exact height and direction of the sun, I can locate myself on a grid of longitude and latitude. The height and direction of the sun are no great problem, but time?
I think I have solved that problem. The computer has a mental interface, but I’m not very good at that kind of interfacing. I can, however handle the interfacing for something as simple as a time check, and give it back the exact position of the sun at my location. It can then calculate my position relative to its own. Each landmark I observe is then given a latitude and longitude based on the equator being at zero latitude, and the computer being at zero longitude.
For Science Fiction and Fantasy Saturday I’m posting excerpts from the (fictional) journal of a (fictional) human-like alien stranded in Africa some 125,000 years ago. Jarn’s story is part of the remote background of the universe in which I have written Homecoming and Tourist Trap, and in which I am currently writing three more books. A longer version of this excerpt is on my main blog; the entire Journal to date is on my author site.