Welcome to the NavList Message Boards.


A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding

Compose Your Message

Add Images & Files
    Re: Buckley the Navigator
    From: Greg R_
    Date: 2008 Mar 3, 12:23 -0800

    Agreed, but there's a huge difference between mastering a subject and
    being able to impart that knowledge to others well - the two are not
    necessarily synonymous.
    --- james whitson  wrote:
    > Like all intelligent people, Bill B. took it for granted that we were
    > as gifted as himself. While navigation is a challenge in precision
    > for most of us, he could use the short form precisely. I suspect much
    > of the intricate calculation was automatic for him. May he rest in
    > peace.-Jim
    > From: gregr_ingest@yahoo.comTo: NavList@fer3.comSubject:
    > [NavList 4570] Re: Buckley the NavigatorDate: Sun, 2 Mar 2008
    > 16:43:31 -0800
    > I have no doubt that Buckley was probably a superb navigator, but I
    > found his "Celestial Navigation Simplified" DVD to be less than
    > helpful (much of it seemed to rely on rote "do as I say, don't worry
    > about the theory" learning) and his narration seemed a bit pompous
    > and with what appeared to me to be a tone of "I know this and you
    > don't" running throughout it. 
    > "Luckily" the DVD had a huge video/audio glitch and I was able to get
    > a refund for it, but I definitely wouldn't recommend it to anyone
    > wanting to learn celnav - there are a lot better choices out there.
    > --
    > GregR
    > ----- Original Message ----- 
    > From: 
    > To: 
    > Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 12:32 AM
    > Subject: [NavList 4562] Buckley the Navigator
    > > > An excerpt from an obituary of William F. Buckley:> "In the
    > 1980s, at midlife, Buckley began to escape the tedium of politics by
    > > reinventing himself as a novelist and memoir writer. His two
    > sailing books, > "Atlantic High" and "Racing Through Paradise," are
    > graceful, humorous > accounts of his crossings of the Atlantic and
    > Pacific in a 71-foot ketch, > "Sealestial." > > Norfolk photographer
    > and writer Christopher Little first met Buckley while > on assignment
    > for The New York Times in the early 1970s, and eventually > became
    > one of Buckley's closest friends. In the 1980s, Little sailed as a >
    > crew member and photographer aboard the Sealestial when Buckley made
    > his > long ocean crossings, sharing the same bunk area with him. > >
    > "Our first Atlantic trip, from St. Thomas to Spain, was just before
    > GPS came > in and Buckley was a superb navigator, using the
    > traditional sextant and > star sightings to get us across the ocean,"
    > Little said Wednesday during a > phone interview. "In my line of
    > work, you meet a lot of famous and charming > people, but Bill took
    > that to an even higher level. You couldn't possibly > have more fun
    > with someone. He told hilarious stories and shared great > gossip
    > about all the famous people he knew." " > >  -FER>
    > www.HistoricalAtlas.com > > >
    > _________________________________________________________________
    > Helping your favorite cause is as easy as instant messaging.�You
    > we give.
    > http://im.live.com/Messenger/IM/Home/?source=text_hotmail_join
    > > 
    To post to this group, send email to NavList@fer3.com
    To unsubscribe, send email to NavList-unsubscribe@fer3.com

    Browse Files

    Drop Files


    What is NavList?

    Join NavList

    (please, no nicknames or handles)
    Do you want to receive all group messages by email?
    Yes No

    You can also join by posting. Your first on-topic post automatically makes you a member.

    Posting Code

    Enter the email address associated with your NavList messages. Your posting code will be emailed to you immediately.

    Email Settings

    Posting Code:

    Custom Index

    Start date: (yyyymm dd)
    End date: (yyyymm dd)

    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site
    Visit this site