Don't call me a "senior"!
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Re: Celestial Navigation
I have a couple of cheap sextants, and I've learned to use them well enough that (if need be) I could probably manage to find my way to Hawaii or some other fairly large target. It's kind of fun, and a bit frustrating at times.
But, let's face it, CN is a bit like being able to paint a pretty picture. I could invest in oils, canvas, brushes, an easel, etc., and sit down for hours and paint away. It would be fun, and probably a bit frustrating. In the end (and after a lot of practice) I would probably be able to paint something that looked pretty much like the subject at hand. OR, I could whip out my iPhone, take a digital pic, and have something that looked exactly like the subject.
"If a man must be obsessed by something, I suppose a boat is as good as anything, perhaps a bit better than most." --- E.B. White