How to navigate using the Sea Page 2

Optical Illusions at Night

The human brain does a lot of things that we're not aware of. It takes shortcuts and most of the time that saves us time. However, occasionally the brain makes simple mistakes. One of the shortcuts it likes to take is to judge distances by brightness. If our brain thinks…

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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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