Re: Re: Cork Harbour
Land lubbers…they know nothing.
I’ll not bother explaining it again as your entrenched opinions come with selective reading skills.
Land lubbers…. fully agree with you.
For anyone interested… any landmark is of use to navigation and even with marked buoys on a channel, GPS, Chartplotters, it is still your best visual check using transits on where you are within a channel. Wind, tide all cause drift of any vessels, aiming for something or using a compass heading is not sufficent. you have to cross check for wind/tide drift and any feature, helps this.
Its not just weekend yotties, boaties that do this but Harbour Pilots everyday bringnig vessels in/out.
As I say GPS/chartplotters make it so much easier… but they can fail and nothing like a visual check
Many features are used, the Cathedral of course, the Aghada ESb towers, Water towers in Cobh
and above Crosshaven….
Now if you want to see a real eyesore….just look from Cobh and you see the skyline above pfizers totally buggered with the development going on there… did anyone ever look at the levels at all when giving planning……. well at least Cobh Town Council cannot be blamed for that one..