David barries sextant is a nice answer to sobels longitude from a nearly a generation ago the young mans daring sea voyage refers to a trans atlantic crossing that barrie made when he was about twenty. Posts about sextant written by david barrie entering ponta delgada sao miguel azores well we finally made it tenacious is now safely tied up alongside in the harbour of ponta delgada the capital of the azores on the island of sao miguel st michaels as it used to be known to british mariners. Sextant a young mans daring sea voyage and the men who mapped the worlds oceans by david barrie in the tradition of dava sobels longitude comes this dramatic tale of invention and discovery an eloquent elegy to one of the most important navigational instruments ever created and to the daring mariners who used it to explore conquer and . Davids book sextant was inspired by the life changing experience of sailing across the atlantic in the days before gps had reduced navigation to a matter of pushing buttons it is a hymn to the al david barrie was brought up on the south coast of england where he learned to sail. December 9 2015 december 29 2015 david barrie leave a comment first the good news in october 2014 the general lighthouse authorities of the uk and ireland announced the successful launch of a prototype maritime navigation system called eloran
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