And, sometimes it is the other way around; or perhaps it is a cyclical event. We had a perfectly beautful sail on Friday night followed by a great day of practice boat handling skills on Saturday, ending on Sunday evening in utter frustration as I put waypoints and plotted a route on the GPS. If I am to make land fall at Sandy Point, New Jersey this summer I need to be a whiz at programming the gps. Folks that use them act like it is a simple push of the button.
But, which button?. The sequence seems confusing and the directions are a bit vague. I played with the dern thing all last summer to minimal avail. While waiting for the shuttle launch I forced myself to plot a course in my local waters just to see if I can follow it. I put in five way points and used a red flag to symbolize each point. Why, oh why, would only 3 of the 5 flags show up when I tried to program the route. I don't know why the gps, like my little lap top at home, cause me so much angst. My sister says I should buy a Mac, any ideas for a simple gps?