Dear Mr Mackay,
Concerning sundials, I'm not only interested in their construction, but also in the stories behind them. That's why I read your articles with interest and much pleasure. Your style is very eloquent and it was great fun learing about the three time-keepers which have played a special role in your life.
By the way: Sara, one of my granddaughters, came home for Christmas after having spent three months in New Zealand. I asked her to take photos of sundials, but she couln't find any. Do yo have any idea why there are obviously no sundials in your native country?
Greetings from Freiburg and the Black Forest, Germany