Entries tagged "iceland"
Nature's Radar, my academic paper on natural navigation observations during a small boat voyage in the North Atlantic has just been published by the Journal of Navigation.
A full colour PDF copy is available by clicking here
There is also a rough HTML version.
Journal of Navigation, http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?aid=8725663
In the desert of western Peru there are the remnants of a civilization that still holds many mysteries.
Archaeoastromomers are able to deduce a few things about the ancient complex at Chankillo, from the alignment of 13 towers.
The towers form a north-south line, but this is not that unusual in ancient buildings. The thing that sets these towers apart is the fact that they span the annual range of sunrise, from winter or June solstice (northernmost tower) to summer or December solstice (southern tower), when viewed from a certain point.
There is a good view…
The week is already feeling full with the task of collating and writing up observations from the sail north. At the end of the month I will be submitting them as part of article to the Journal of the Royal Institute of Navigation, for their perusal.
Moving slowly from line to line down the log book has made me reflect on the journey. As is so often the case, the most recent experiences bully the earlier ones out of the way.
At the end of the sail, safely moored at our destination, we treated ourselves to a…
I am in the process, with the help of Chichester Design of redesigning the website, so... much in the way that the Irish monks of the sixth century making their way to Iceland probably had to wait occasionally for the sight of the migrating geese overhead... please bear with us.