Read about pilotage in the revision for my coming exams and decided to do a practical. I had done similar exercises to get my current captains licence.
Two hours of manoeuvring, preparing for exams in, September. I made every approach without detriment to the vessel. I could still be a little faster at getting her alongside ect..
I had some fantastic footage of the runnings, especially a final exercise where it was a small space requiring three approaches and was well achieved. A great training experience. The wind was slight but in such a small space as it was, the slight wind was critical. I had to keep the bow of the vessel directed slightly to port in order to compensate for the breeze blowing us starboard. The first two runs I was not starboard enough to safely enter the key but the third try I got it right. This exercise taught me patience and interpretation of surroundings. Normal exercises became much simpler after that.
Even though the video's were photos, I'm grateful to Amin, who was instructing me on TandEAdapt, as he was watching me more than the phone. Nothing loco about that. This experience has also emphasised to me the importance of good crew.
I've read em a few times and I'm still learning. Preparing for the practical exercises this week on TandEadapt and exams coming up 😣. Adaptiveness, dexterity, vigilance, balance, harmony. The natures I'm wild about 😂.
The short story for, October, is under completion. The story was inspired by astrological events taking place in, October. The Draconis constellation, from where, Draconids meteor shower, originates from, is the gateway to revolutionary change. Draco, is also the evil God power monger in the British Pantheon of the first volume of, DrealearthG City, stories. It's a burning read, putting light over a lot of dark spots in the tales of, DrealearthG, on, TandEadapt.
You can enjoy, August's, short story: DRealearthG and the precious fayte, with the link below.
Writing the short story for September on TandEadapt, has been a part of my aesthetic thinking as a sailor and captain of the Trawler. I'm happy to offer it for free to enjoy on the 1st of September as promised. You can read August's short story now with the link below.
It was not the phantom spirit before the DReaLEartHG that stopped the red bridge lights from working on our night passage a week ago. It was a dodgy connection that terminated the current when the Nav lights were turned on. The crew from Jover Yachts didn't charge for correcting the job.
Aaron Dia Pemberton. RYA qualified skipper. Trawler yacht captain of T&Eadapt