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Bell Rock Lighthouse

By on Feb 1, 2016 in Nautical | 0 comments

Lighthouses have fascinating histories, often unique to the locations they’re in the the challenges of that particular environment. One that we found particularly interesting was that of Bell Rock Lighthouse off the coast of Scottland. If this is your sort of thing, we recommend on reading up about this wonderful piece of architecture.

Navigation by stars

By on Nov 28, 2015 in Nautical, Technology | 0 comments

Celestial Navigation is an art and a nautical tradition. A technology of the stars based upon observation. If this is something you’re interested in click on the link and take the plunge.

Nautical Know How

By on Nov 26, 2015 in Nautical, Safety | 0 comments

Nautical Know How is important if you plan on spending any time out on the water. The more the better, so click on the link and brush up on your skills.

Ironclad

By on Oct 4, 2015 in Nautical, Ships | 0 comments

Behold the Ironclad which gave birth to the warship as we know it.

Rigging

By on Oct 3, 2015 in Nautical | 0 comments

Just a bit of nautical review, and a bit of trivia for young folks just getting interested in sailing. Vessels propelled by the wind require rigging, and rigging is made up of masts, yards, sails, and cordage, all the things that give a vessel the means to move upon the water. So, there you have it.

Knot

By on Sep 26, 2015 in Nautical | 0 comments

The Knot isn’t always what you think it is in the nautical world.