Entries tagged "night"
A couple of nights ago I went on a solo night natural navigation exercise, in a patch of woods I haven't explored before. As it was Halloween I thought I would add a question into the mix for fun:
Did I get frightened at any point and if so, when and why?
I walked for approximately two miles through occasionally dense woodland, a mixture of alternating beech and yew mainly.
The navigation itself was fairly straightforward, despite the heavy cloud cover and lack of moon or stars.
At the start of the walk I could…
Nearly all navigation is an attempt to join landmarks together. Even those on boats crossing oceans are probably hoping to find a landmark they recognise as the final part of their journey.
The word, 'landmark', simply means something that makes a location recognisable. It is deliberately vague as it can apply to anything, a landmark may be extraordinary - the statue of Christ the Redeemer towering over Rio de Janeiro's from Corcovado mountain. Or it may be mundane - a red postbox at the edge of a village.
The more confident you can be that you have…
I went for a short walk in the dark last night. The clouds were firing past the moon and jupiter giving a very eery feel as the light levels rose and fell dramatically and the wind tore threw the branches. This rushed picture shows a blurred moon, seen through some branches. The moon and Jupiter were very close to each other last night, near conjunction and a blurred Jupiter can hopefully just be seen below it and to the left, also mired in cloud. One of the branches is close to touching it.