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  1. Ticking Antarctica off your Bucket List

    Ticking Antarctica off your Bucket List
    With its reputation as the coldest, windiest, driest continent on earth, it’s a wonder there have been any travel brochures printed for Antarctica. But plenty of people have a visit there listed on their bucket list and tourism numbers are growing. In 2013-14 37,000 people visited the cold continent. Of these 10,000 travelled in ships in Antarctic waters but didn’t land...
  2. The Moon Phases Poster

    The Moon Phases Poster
    We're not afraid of tooting our own horn on occasion. Each year the Chart & Map team designs a pretty sweet Moon Phases poster. The poster shows the current state of the moon in picture every night of the year. If you are someone who likes to plan ahead, the poster also gives you the exact dates and times for the...
  3. 4 Navigation Tools you Need for Chart Reading and Plotting Courses

    4 Navigation Tools you Need for Chart Reading and Plotting Courses
    There are a few navigation tools that every true sailor needs to keep in the cabin to safely navigate their course. Below is a list of the top 4 navigation tools you need for chart reading and plotting courses.   Dividers               Measuring the distance between two points on a chart is made easier...
  4. Cycling Guides and Maps

    Cycling Guides and Maps
    The popularity of the treadly has been growing steadily in Western Australia. It seems everyone is getting into cycling. It's not just WA, the cycle paths around the country are bustling with riders from dawn to dark. People cycle as a form of transport, sport and recreation.  During the week, city car parks are full of bikes owned by office...
  5. Crumpled City Maps

    Crumpled City Maps
    If you are someone who struggles to follow the lines and fold up a traditional map, then the Crumpled City Map is the answer to all your map frustrations. The crumpled map is lightweight, soft and indestructible, so it can be crushed, crumpled and squashed. It also takes only two seconds to open and close. Best of all crumpled maps weight...
  6. The Benefits of Keeping a Travel Journal

    The Benefits of Keeping a Travel Journal
    A travel journal can become a treasured possession as you look back on your adventures and share with friends and family details of your trip. Keeping a travel journal for the length of your holiday can be a daunting prospect if you aren’t used to journalling but here are some tips and ideas to keep you going. The Benefits of...
  7. Navigation Using the Night Sky

    Navigation Using the Night Sky
    It is thought that the Vikings were able to navigate their way around the globe discovering Iceland, Greenland and America by using the stars, possibly the oldest use of astronomy. The Vikings then used polarisation and the mineral sunstone to navigate in completely overcast skies. By the end of the 13th century, nautical charts were being drawn and the skies...
  8. Updating your Nautical Charts

    Updating your Nautical Charts
    I propose to construct a new chart for navigating, on which I shall delineate all the sea and lands of the Ocean in their proper positions under their bearings... Christopher Columbus, Explorer, 1451 - 1506 Nothing stays the same; certainly not the oceans of the world. Every change on the water needs to be reflected on its nautical chart. These...
  9. Bush Survival Tips

    Bush Survival Tips
    With the right know-how and skills, you can survive some of the harshest environments in the world - the Australian bush. Protect yourself and fellow travellers with the information you will need if you become lost on a bush walk or your vehicle breaks down off the beaten track.   Australian Bush Survival Books According to bush survival experts, your...
  10. International Maritime Signal Flags

    International Maritime Signal Flags
    Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American Poet, 1807-1882   International marine signal flags are used by ships to spell out short messages, used individually or as part of a combination for a special meaning. For ceremonial and festive occasions...

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