Tom’s Tips On Changes

By Tom Neale, 6/4/2014

1. If you're on the water you can't expect things to stay the same.

2. This doesn't include just weather. The bottom, the shores and landmarks change regularly, sometimes overnight. It's a fluid situation.

3. Some changes are rapid as from hurricanes. Some are gradual as from slow river erosion.

4. These changes mean that we always have to be alert to where the bottom is. Charts and GPS and Aids to Navigation are never enough. Learned skills and careful observation are still a part of the equation, like they were in olden days, when the steamship sailed down the river in an earthquake.

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