Finally finished Weather, by Chris Tibbs. A greatly expansive yet understandable title on meteorology. For novices or readers more familier with weather & meteorology it's a useful book. It contains helpful diagrams as well as detailed text on the studied subject.
Only a concept design for my school where I'm learning to circumnavigate the world. This will be built and corroborated by a blog or internet site.
Land lock in Falmouth Library today, reading on 'Inversion.' Its rather like the idiocincracy creating the life I suffer. Where lots of hot air rises leaving denser smog and foggy overcasting, lingering at the bottom. Hoping a breath of clear air, I'm progressing.
Bullseye Game improvement😉. Watching out for the amber warning storm to pass over Scotland. Radiation fog on the channel into Falmouth, not related to the storm, only cooled past due point and fallen into the channel. Reading RYA Northern Hemisphere weather. Revising information mostly but there's always new things to learn.
Yeah, I put my papers in the safe well before Boxing Day. This geek won't weak 🎉
Read through meteorology and revised lights, shapes and buoys.
Purchased Reeds Skipper's Handbook after much prompting. It's not a title with a full breakdown of learning subjects, like most books I've read on boating thus far. This is more a book for the reader who knows the subject already. It works very well that way; providing bullet information, detailed enough to settle any uncertainty. Great amount of content covering just about everything a Yachtmaster needs to know.
My week starts revising sea survival and first aid. New books ordered.
Bullseye, even when not at the helm, I'm looking dead ahead for my course and heading, on the darts board.
seeing a rise barometric pressure which indicates the coming of fair weather.
Considering, Power Boat, positions. Rib tours are growing more popular. However, investment in a Rib is not a priority before the coding of, TandEadapt. It would be feasible to liaise with a rib owner to offer the service of a profit making Rib tour.
Revising meterology and collision regulation over the weekend.
Bizzar cloud patterns at the start of today's passage was the first indication of a Bizzar passage. Leaving the Channel, a tanker decided to sound signal at my amicable picture making of it. The problem was there was a faulty button for the horn on their ship and we understood her say she was turning to port but she turned to starbourd nearly crushing our cockpit.
the weather was the next surprise, as indicated at the start of the day, bizzzar and putting in a very rough sea state of over 4 - 5 meter waves. This increased and unexpected also due to very high spring tides. Everything on the boat was rocking off the shelves and mountings. We got home in one peace, after over 12 hours of motor boating, around 23:00pm GMT.
My steering was much smoother with less oversteer. Rope work was heavily tested today, leaving my hands and skin coarse and tender. I used hitches for speedily hanging fenders today. I intend to practise my other knots which I didn't get to use this passage, later.
To be in the moment of realisation calls for more than progressing. Realising how we're going and coming; the label on our natural skin appears lucid, coated with a brighter charge than the dark we immerse from. When we were unknowing, to become more, whatever, Yachtmaster.
Generally a good day, kept better control but in 2.5 Meter swells began over steering at the helm at first, easily calmed down to make a good heading. Blind pilotage went well, correcting for tide and wind and arriving at the Destination.
I'll do my tables and revision of charts to identify buoys and familiarise with area.
Aaron Dia Pemberton. RYA qualified skipper. Trawler yacht captain of T&Eadapt