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I remember my first night watch well, sailing west across Lyme Bay in August. As night fell we became aware of a wonderful meteor shower, lots of sparkling lights dropping through the blackness of the sky; an unforgettable sight, made more spectacular by lack of light pollution out on the water. My second experience was a strange one. Departing...
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In March 1918 the USS Cyclops was lost with its 309 crew and passengers, the largest single loss of life in the history of the US Navy (unrelated to combat). It had left Barbados and was heading to Baltimore, but it never reached its destination and no trace of it was ever found. Many theories have been put forward to explain the incident. Some...
A Tragic Accident
The tragic accident last month (March 2013), involving the death of a mother and daughter on a boat on Windermere, in the English Lake District, highlights the danger of using gas in confined spaces. In this case a faulty generator is thought to be the culprit, causing carbon monoxide poisoning. Initially three people on ...
In my previous article – "Stowaways – The Marine Creatures Hitching A Lift On Your Boat", I described some of the various invasive species taking advantage of your pride and joy. Here are some tips and advice about getting rid of them so that you can enjoy your boating.
It was Plutarch who first mentioned the i...
Fouling – What Is It?
Once I naively thought that you bought a boat, put it on the water, made sure the woodwork and rigging were kept up to scratch and then sailed away into the sunset.
No way!!! Once in the water a nasty, vicious, undersea army is waiting to attach itself to your boat.
Fouling begins with a layer of slime or bi...
The adjective submarine means "under the sea" while the noun is a shortened form of submarine boat , a vessel capable of independent operation underwater. While the name usually signifies large, crewed vessels, it can also refer to smaller boats like midget submarines, remotely operated vessels or robots working under the sea. Toda...
A cruise ship or cruise liner is a passenger ship where the accent is on the voyage and the amenities rather than a final destination. Most cruise ships return the passengers to their port of embarkation after calling at different destinations along the way, usually in a specified area of the world, although some "nowhere cruises" do a round ...
3. The coast of Wales
Crossing the mouth of the Bristol Channel into Wales, the obvious destination is Milford Haven but we should not miss one of the most fascinating headlands in Britain, Worm's Head . Shaped like a giant sea-serpent and historically named Wurm meaning dragon, it marks the most westerly tip of Gower and is technica...
2. Lands End to Lundy
In spite of this area being less popular for sailing than the south coast, mainly because of the lack of non-drying harbours and ports of refuge, it nevertheless has some interesting features with fascinating stories attached to them.
Leaving Lands End behind us our journey around Britain continues north towards Cap...
(Some basic facts about this delicate problem)
What are they?
MCZs are sea areas where marine life and habitats are protected. Although wild life on land has been protected since the National Park Act in 1949, it was not until 1979 that a number of marine areas were set up to protect birds and habitats, and in 2009 the Marine and Coastal ...
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