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The Wayfinders of the South Seas

I was looking through an old copy of Classic Boat magazine (September 2004) when I discovered this article on how traditional Polynesian navigators operated. I have précised this article. For me, the importance of all this is that humans are … Continue reading

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Sense of direction supported by clues by Marcus Bicknell

Marcus Bicknell talks here about how a sense of direction is supported by clues conscious or unconscious that hone the general direction to take. My feeling is that many of us do always know which direction to go. The instinct … Continue reading

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Pilot Navigation, a mix of instinct and information – By Marcus Bicknell

Please enjoy this article by Marcus Bicknell who is a pilot in his own right but was also trained by his father, who flew reconnaissance  missions all over the Content in Mosquitoes during the war, without any navigational aids, of … Continue reading

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Does Your Language Shape How You Think?

This is a fascinating link that describes how in many languages you always refer to yourself and give instructions in a geographical manner: move your foot North for instance.  This means that all the speakers of these languages always know their … Continue reading

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Interaction between man and dolphins, written by Dante

Intro >> Here is a lovely quote about the interaction between man and dolphins written by Dante in his Divine Comedy written in Italy in the early part of the 14th Century. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_Comedy for more. In Canto 22  (in translation from the original) … Continue reading

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An interview with an older Sami Olle

>>>>intro>>>  I think that the indigenous peoples have a lot to teach us about navigation as it is probable that they have not lost the art of navigation without modern aids and perhaps they can describe how they find their … Continue reading

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Understanding the Sami people and how they navigated by our Deputy Editor Kerstin Williams

Editor’s comments: Please find this extract talking about the Sami, the ancient aborigine people of Northern Sweden, Finland etc.  We have sometimes called them Lapps see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sami_people This extract comes from a book about the ancient lifestyle of these people and has been translated … Continue reading

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