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    Re: Any Jack London Fans?
    From: John Kabel
    Date: 2005 Apr 15, 15:05 -0400

    Well, I don't know about a week.  But I did substantially teach myself
    celestial in about eight months!!  The mathematics did not take long.  It
    was the physical skill with the sextant that took a while.  But, that was
    back when I was closer to 40, age being a critical issue on this list,
    occasionally . . .
    
    John Kabel
    London, ON
    
    
    
    > Hi All,
    >
    > Has anybody read "The Cruise of the Snark" by Jack London?
    >
    > He has a great chapter called "Finding One's Way About" This is
    > a quote, "...navigating by observations of the sun, moon,
    > and stars, thanks to the astronomers and mathematicians, is
    > child's play." "Any average young fellow can teach himself
    > in a week."
    >
    > He goes on to describe how he taught himself navigation and
    > sailed the Snark from San Francisco to Hawaii with his wife
    > and a friend.
    >
    > He does, however make a distinction between seamanship and navigation.
    >
    > I understand that Jack London died around age 40 in 1916. He
    > must have lived one heck of an interesting and adventure filled
    > life. I am kicking up around 50 and I haven't had 1/100th of
    > his adventures.
    >
    > -- Gordon
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