Originally Posted by JonEisberg
........ Commercial captains seem ti be the only ones who are more likely to refer to their actual direction of travel on the Ditch.....
Also a pet peeve of mine. I find many will only use N, S, E or W, when there is a huge difference between east and northeast, for example.
Had a buddy send me a text that said he was 10 miles north of Cuttyhunk, which wold have put him about 3 miles inland on Mass. He was actually 10 miles east in Vineyard Sound.
I hear many people refer to the New England coast as simply north and south, like Maine is north and NYC is south and the coast never varies.