Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Know Your Navigational Aids Contest!

You are paddling in U.S. waters and come across one of these navigational aid buoys.

You should?

(1.) Use the markers to determine your location on a nautical map.

(2.) Stay away! These indicate a danger.

(3.) Follow the markers. They indicate unobstructed water on all sides.

The correct answer is (3.)!

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  1. (4) Turn around, go back home, and get on the couch.

    Just kidding dad, but I have no idea which is right!

  2. Hey John! Actually I like your Option #4, especially as winter is rapidly approaching and temperatures get a lot colder when paddling. Thanks for checking in at Durhamblogger!

  3. I saw one of those in Castine last weekend! Didn't want to get close enough to get a good shot, but a tiny image shows up next to the lighthouse in the first shot.

  4. In the case of Castine, I think of the buoy as a harbor marker. But, I'd have to look up the offical use of the buoy.


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