SailNet Community - View Single Post - It's nice to know...
View Single Post
post #18 of Old 04-03-2010
2Gringos
One of THOSE!
 
2Gringos's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Turks and Caicos Islands
Posts: 1,014
Thanks: 0
Thanked 9 Times in 7 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
It sorta amazes me when people think that something they just picked up is like some holy grail of knowledge.

Uh...people have been sailing since recorded history. Some guy ( or chick, who knows) looked at the wind, and a log, and thought 'hey, if the wind is pushing me...when I put this palm frond up, and hold it on the floating log....will it push me and the log?"

I know it feels like rocket science to a lot of people, but the basic thing is that it's about as natural as it gets. Observe a bird, closely. You have it.

Expat Life in the Devil's Triangle:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
2Gringos is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
 
 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome