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Old 09 January 2008, 18:53   #51
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Can anyone estimate how far away the land ahead is just from the picture? I have never been able to estimate distance (at sea or on land).

Obviously GPS/chartplotter helps with interpretation too.
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Radar screen to follow.
...I am waiting with baited breath...
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...I am waiting with baited breath...
So am I but nobody but you had the courage to give it a go.

Pic to follow. It's a bit blurry cos the exposure is handheld and over 1 sec in a moving boat!

The immediate danger is that rock mile ahead off the bow. By eye it could easily be mistaken for an extension of the headland. On the present course we're going to pass within a few metres of it so need to check on the chart for reefs.

The object you spied to the left of the island is a boat but it's not on the screen and therefore more that 3 miles away so not a concern. It's actually a large boat many miles away in the main channel.

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