A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Mike Freeman
Date: 2019 Dec 22, 00:51 -0800
The numbers may not lie but I would like to be aware what they are, I would like to have a better understanding.
Why do I care?
My family has probably the worst record of dementure on the planet, from both sides of the family. I have 7 close relatives that have or are suffering. Grandmother, mother, uncles and aunties and 1 cousin. I naively believe if I keep my little grey cells active I might just delay the inevitable. I have had boats for 40 years and have worked at sea but have never had the need to study Celestial Navigation. I happen to have chosen something to study which is related to my interest. Many people of my age choose to pass their time watching TV but this is not for me.
Currently I have a little gaff cutter and enjoyed 140 days sailing in 2019, adding up all the hours in my log I spent just under a month at sea, sailing, fishing and filming whales, seals and dolphins. Usually sail all winter but mast down for repairs at the moment. Keeping active - another vain attempt to delay the inevitable.