Saturday, 16 February 2013

Haze

Settled high pressure often brings the most dramatic conditions and this misty morning recently was one such example, the grey scale started at the water's edge, with no discernible change from sea to horizon to sky.


Occasionally the sun would break through to provide a spectacular back light.


Before once again the haze descended with a monochrome blanket, occasionally punctuated by a passing boat and the odd marker.

 It wasn't that many years ago that such conditions could be a real nail biting experience and test of a navigator's ability. GPS and the ability to pinpoint a position on an electronic chart has taken away the uncertainty of position finding, but even with radar,  I'm happier staying clear of the busy shipping lanes in such conditions.


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