How to navigate by Reading Water

See the bottom for a collection of observations inspired by the book, How to Read Water.

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Common Reed, Phragmites Australis

Every plant we see is an indication of how close we are to water. Some clues are weak, some are strong. A wall of common reed ahead screams that you are approaching plenty of water. So, the sight of this: Means you are about to see something like this:

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The Difference Between Waves and Swell

One of the commonest questions ocean watchers ask is: What is the difference between waves and swell? The concise answer is: "Swell is best thought of as waves that have enough energy to travel well beyond the place of their origin. It marches in broader lines and with bigger gaps…

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