Reaching the archipelago
South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Thu 4 Nov 2021 00:11
Leaving Borgholm we made landfall in the archipelago after sunset and with a force 7 from ssw. This can be tricky and the fairways are much easier to follow if you use help from the lighthouses and proceed in their white sectors.
The problem here is the electronic charts/chartplotters which are not really up to the task. To use the cursor and pinpoint each lighthouse for it´s character is timeconsuming and you loose the overall perspective. A great aid then is to have papercharts for the perspective and characters of lights,radar with waypoints for the immidiate reality and electronic charts as a base.
In the end when you need accuracy withing meters you need to have a good handheld searchlight.