By the Sea and the Stars



I don’t think I can really put into words how these kinds of nautical and navigational astronomy informational graphics really make me feel so, I am going to use a video on boob tube to help. Click here. I’ll wait.

Yup, that’s pretty much it … I go nuts for this kind of stuff. My daily inspiration for the last couple months has come from the pages of these two treasures. When the time is right, I will be posting the handiwork of these two golden books of motivation.

It’s not just books and illustrations that do it either, it’s all things navigational. I have a small collection of compasses and cartographer’s tools as well. The compass collection all started from a tear-jerker-of-a-story involving my Mom and my first move out of the house but, that story is best told over a cold beer so, call me the next time your havin’ a cold one and maybe I’ll tell you. And just one peak at this picture of good ole’ Grandpa-Captain-Ron is all you need to see to know why I’ve got nautical runnin’ through my veins.

Speaking of staying on course, let’s get back to it.

Flickr-user that goes by the handle OneTwentyEight, has really made Flickr a better place to hang out with the addition of his Nautical and Navigational Astronomy set. Hats off and beers in the air, this cheers is for you Mr. OneTwentyEight. We all owe you a drink for this one.



via{But Does it Float

Aug.21, 2009 | Category: Art & Design, Collectables, Found on Flickr


3 Responses to “By the Sea and the Stars”

  1. John on August 22nd, 2009 9:21 am

    If you’re infatuated with nautical dealings and the true purpose of those diagrams grab Bowditch. Thats what we use on ships at sea. Its like a nautical encyclopedia from astronomy, weather, routing, chart plotting, and all. Pick up a Nautical Almanac and an HO 229 if you want to relish in more nautical tables.
    Take a look at his pictures

  2. Bobby on August 24th, 2009 10:06 am

    I will definitely check out all of those. Thanks for the tips and the link.


  3. liz on August 28th, 2009 6:49 am

    charts, maps, graphs – if it’s a picture that can be read in some way, i’m into it.

    this stuff is hella cool, bobby!

    p.s. that first image screams burning man to me. uuuggghhh, playa dust.

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