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post #26 of Old 02-25-2013
nolatom
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Re: Circumnavigation without instruments

Oh my but those tracklines spanning the bottom of the Indian and Pacific Oceans look lonely.

And without even the occasional reassurance of a noon sight or bumming a fix by radio from a passing ship to show you where you are. Then you have to worry about making landfall without hitting the land itself, much like the voyages in "the Search for Longitude" back in the days of the testing for a reliable chronometer.
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