How to navigate using the Sea Page 2

Water Signs

For readers of 'How to Read Water' there are a couple of images you might enjoy below. The first shows a dog admiring a starboard navigation mark. There are unusual sand ripples next to the water too, a combination and 'rill marks' and evidence of strong currents. Notice how the…

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The Direction Ducks Land

My thanks to my fellow Fellows at the Royal Institute of Navigation for drawing my attention to some research that slipped past me a few years ago. Hynek Burda, of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, led a team of 11 zoologists in a study of the way…

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Pin Holes on the Beach

When a wave breaks it pushes foamy water up the beach, this is the 'swash'. Some of this water flows back down the beach to the sea, this is the 'backwash'. But some of the water sinks sown into the sand. As the water sinks, it forces the air between…

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