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
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.
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Some of the discoveries I, and those who have come on my courses, make are, I hope, in their own small way pioneering, but they certainly do not represent the front of mainstream navigation research.
Most people are now at least vaguely familiar with some of the technology that has filtered down to consumer level and which sticks itself to our windscreens and palms in the form of TomToms and the like, but…