At Sea: Celestial Navigation
August 20, 2002
This sign hanging above
the crew's mess provides a summary of the mission of the Coast
Rain early this morning.
A beautiful shot of the waist area
of the ship as the Captain makes a few rounds of inspection.
I always found an interesting photo
of the bridge and helm of the ship. The wheel was always manned,
24 hours a day through any type of weather. No pilothouse enclosure
for these hearty souls.
Speaking of hearty souls.
This one was full of heart and a beautiful
Today was lunch at the Captain's table.
The Captain's table is located in the stern of the ship. The sea
is full of life today. Notice the angle of the lights over the
The order of the day is celestial navigation
using the sexton. Captain Luke is overseeing the class. One of
the interesting things about the Coast Guard is the teaching that
goes on almost continuously. The OCS students try their hand.
Yours truly gets a hand and I was only
a few miles off our location. The young man that helped me with
my reading said that wasn't bad for the first try. I think luck
is the name of the game for me.
Another beautiful day at sea.
The best to you, shipmates
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