Yesterday my mate drove up from the Borders Lyle Brotherton a good friend since I met him in the USA in 2008. He had a bit of a wild drive but was on great form. Arriving in the middle of the afternoon we managed a short wander round the coast before darkness. Lyle was impressed at the great weather we have in the Moray Firth compared with a few miles inland. He loves it here and we caught up with life etc. We went out for a meal in Findhorn and had some lovely food Lyle had the fresh mussels a speciality on a Thursday and me the usual chicken tikka and salad. We met Lenny who is a fan of Lyles book the Ultimate Navigation manual and he had also done a course with Heather Morning and Di Gilbert and was updating his navigation skills. We had a great chat. Lyles book is a great insight into navigation and recommended as another tool in staying safe on the hills.
All the techniques you need to become an expert navigator.The Ultimate Navigation Manual is a unique guide to finding your way on land – from the basic principles right up to the advanced technology of GPS. Designed to allow even the absolute beginner to find their way anywhere in the world, it also develops a unique confidence in navigation – with or without technical aids.</p><p>With a preface by Sir Ranulph Fiennes, contents will also include:</p><>Environmental clues – Using the natural environment to navigate</p><p>Maps – An introduction to the different types of maps</p><p>The Compass and North – How compasses work, how to use them and how to choose the right one</p><p>Map and Compass Navigation – twenty-five easy-to-learn skills are described</p><p>Relocation Procedures – What to do when lost, dealing with well-known relocation procedures and some ground-breaking new ones</p><p>Stellar Navigation – Simple methods that are easy to learn</p><p>GNSS (GPS) Navigation – Why Global Satellite Navigation Systems are the most significant advance in navigation since the invention of the magnetic compass; details all of the systems now available, including the American GPS</p><p>Specialist environments and equipment – Which techniques are best, where and how to use them in environments such as the Arctic, coastal areas, desert regions, jungles or forests, mountains and urban areas</p><p>Written by one of the world’s leading search and rescue consultants designed to emphasise navigation problems – this is the ultimate guide to not losing your way.</p></div><em></em>