A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Norm Goldblatt
Date: 2017 Nov 18, 21:29 -0800
Aboard the cruise ship Coral Princess. Log of CN nubie at sea with a sextant for the first time. Thanks, all the wonderful CN experts for your helpful advice
For various lame reasons, I was only able to accomplish the following
Understand my Mark 3 plastic sextant
Experience the thrill of bringing the Sun to the horizon.
With the help of my iphone apps, was able to
Determine that the Sun was in the correct position in the sky
Or the ship was indeed where it was.
Eliminated a myriad of positions that the ship was not at.
Seriously, What a wonderful experience and I can’t wait to continue my studies