Fata Morgana

superior mirage

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

Underwater Statues

Underwater Statues Around the World.

head in the sand

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

Crewing Updates June 2020

Crewing Updates June 2020

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

Internet Service Provider Filters

internet service provider

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