Friday, January 22, 2016

Dead Reckoning

"The science and art of navigation is holistic. The navigator must process an endless flow of data, intuitions and insights derived from observation and the dynamic rhythms and interactions of the wind, waves, clouds, stars, sun, moon, the flight of birds, a bed of kelp, the glow of phosphorence on a shallow reef - in short, the constantly changing world of weather and the sea...
...You only know where you are by knowing precisely where you have been and how you got to where you are. One's position at any one time is determined solely on the basis of distance and direction traveled since leaving the last known position..."
Source: Davis, Wade (2009) The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World. Anansi Press.
These pictures from the Japanese garden at Kuraki Noh Theatre, open to dogs on a leash. If you want to visit inside and actually walk up on stage, you have to take white tabi socks...

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