The Deepest Ocean Area – The Challenger Deep
“…we have better maps of the surface of Mars and the moon than we do the bottom of the ocean. We know very, very little about most of the ocean.” Gene Feldman. Continue reading
HMS Victory 1737
When HMS Victory is mentioned thoughts immediately turn to Nelson and the Battle of Trafalgar. However, there is another famous HMS Victory, the predecessor to Nelson’s flagship. Continue reading
Crewing Posts September 2020 From Lovesail Members
Here are a few of the latest crewing posts for september 2020 added by Lovesail members. For more details and to view other posts visit the Sailing and Crewing Events Section. Continue reading
Breverton’s Nautical Curiosities: A Book of the Sea – Terry Breverton
I was given my copy of Breverton’s Nautical Curiosities as a gift from a boyfriend. The boyfriend has long gone now but my Breverton’s remains by my side as a much-treasured item. Continue reading
What is a Fata Morgana?
A fata morgana is an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions. These complex superior mirages appear on the horizon. They can be seen either on the sea or land and at different altitudes with some being observed from aeroplanes. These mirages can take all forms, mountains or towns on the sea, to ships that fly in the air. Continue reading
Top ten facts you probably didn’t know about barnacles.
Blistering Barnacles! The bane of many a seafarer, the humble barnacle is responsible for a multi-billion dollar biofoul industry. Here are some unusual facts about this tenacious crustacean. Continue reading
Underwater Statues Around the World.
Humans as a species have been responsible for some pretty lousy abuse of the oceans, especially in recent history. For once though something we are placing into the ocean is a force for good. Underwater statues are being placed on seabeds around the world and they seem to be having a positive effect. Continue reading
Nautical Decorative Knots.
Nautical knotwork, decorative knots, fancy knotting, creative rope craft and knotting are just some of the phrases used to describe the traditional craft that was popular with mariners the world over during the age of sail. Continue reading
Crewing Updates June 2020
Crewing updates June 2020 from the Lovesail members are being added and updates to existing events as the world begins to open up again. Here are a few of the most recent. To view all the crewing and sailing events log into your Lovesail account and click on the crewing and sailing events tab along the top menu bar. Continue reading
I want to talk a bit about Internet Service Providers (ISP) filtering content and the overblocking that can occur with these filters. In the UK at least, since 2013 all ISPs have been filtering content that might be adult or illegal in order to protect minors. All new customers will now automatically be opted-in to the ISP’s own content filter. Unless you specifically change your settings you may be seeing a reduced number of sites on your device. I’m not up to speed with the filtering of content in the US but would imagine it’s on a state by state basis. What are these filters, what are they blocking and are they always blocking the right sites? Continue reading