Pacific Island Navigation

There was a near perfect ripple map on a very windy West Wittering beach yesterday.

The different wave patterns on each side of an island allowed Pacific Island navigators to sense land that was invisible.

When you know the patterns to look for, they can be spotted in vast oceans, small puddles and everywhere between.

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