Ocean Voyaging

The tropics are hot!

I was sitting in a circus tent last night, which felt like a steam bath. Hundreds of sweaty bodies were jammed in, along with the tigers, monkeys, elephants, clowns, and cotton-candy vendors. It was a Mexican circus here in Cartagena,…

Can't blame the sun

According to a new study by scientists in the U.S., Switzerland and Germany, variations in the brightness of the sun are not sufficient to explain global warming. In an article to be published in the September 14th issue of Nature,…

No foul currents

On a recent 14-hour delivery trip along the Maine coast, Ocean Navigator advertising manager Charlie Humphries and I had a wonderful and somewhat baffling experience. We were taking a boat from Hancock Point in Frenchman’s Bay to Christmas Cove via…