Chuckle's Signal Flags to be used this summer on our cruise round the Firth of Forth.
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Chuckle’s Signal Flags
Prep for our cruise of the forth has been ongoing for some time, it is now my full time interest for the next few weeks, before we leave I have a number of things I want to make for us and especially the wee ones to use in our navigation. Leadline for measuring depth and seabed nature, chip log for speed in knots and signal flags, all direct sensory connections to our physical environment. This is fundamental navigation, and natural to children, GPS is not, and my commitment to make these items beautifully and give them to the children to use, document the experience and provide them in presentation boxes for selection in open art exhibitions is to simply promote the need to keep hold of the simple things in life and mistrust complex technology.
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