On the Aegean Sea-side retreat where I’m staying in Turkey, part of my job is to spend a few hours in the morning helping to clear brush from the side of a hill to build a road. Getting to work requires about 10 minutes of hiking straight uphill. The view is worth it.
When I get there, I have about three and a half hours’ worth of decently active physical labor in 31-degree-C (about 88 degrees F) blazing sunlight. The breeze that comes down from the mountain and up from the water is amazingly cooling. I’ll take this over an over-chilled fluorescent-lit office any day.