July 11, late afternoon -- with perfect timing we emerge from the edge of the fog bank (so for us "the sun came out"), and see the approaches to Gillen Harbour, with the mountains of Campania Island in the distance. My, that green land and blue water look good after two days of running in gray limbo! I sit up and pay attention; it's becoming a bit of a habit with us for me to drive the boat into harbour, practising my pilotage. We use GPS for getting a fix, but paper charts for actual navigation; this is one thing on which we are both (as skippers of our respective boats) in complete agreement. Chartplotter GPS are very cool toys, but when electronics fail it's good to have paper charts, pencil annotations, and coastal navigation skills!
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