In cursing boats you don't think about the physical distance in a comparative sense, but rather how long it will take to get there (or how much time you will have to enjoy getting there). In the same way different boats travel at different speeds, so do different boat owners.
Among physicists there is a tangible measurement of distance, a nanosecond, the distance it takes light to travel in one nanosecond (one billionth of a second) = 29.98cm/11.803in.
Originally Posted by damies
I'm glad you asked in minutes, I really struggle with archaic measurement system like cubits, feet and miles. BTW I have small feet so does that make me further away?