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Britains Coastline
Adrienne & Peter Oldale

First published 1981
David & Charles (Publishers) Ltd.,
Newton Abbot

A brown cloth bound book with gilt lettering to spine, wrapper colour from flaps has leached both pastedowns and free endpapers, no inscriptions. VERY GOOD PLUS condition. In VERY GOOD unclipped dust wrapper.

88 pages.

£5.00 plus POSTAGE


    Adrienne and Peter Oldale

    One of the main problems of small craft navigation is identification of landmarks and coastal features. Charts, though vital, give only the vaguest idea of the actual appearance of the coast. Towers, churches, conspicuous houses, islands, rocks, headlands and cliffs have an infinite variety of shapes. What a navigator needs is a complete picture of the coast, to scale, from the direction most commonly used in coastal passages. This book provides just such a picture. It consists of a series of views of the coastline drawn from a distance varying between half a mile and four miles out to sea. Beneath each view is a simplified chart of the corresponding area, and guidelines between view and chart pinpoint all the useful identification features. Where an important feature is small, an enlarged detail is included; harbour approaches, too, have close-in views to aid entry. A THY code of classifying the visibility, identifiability and utility of landmarks is incorporated for the first time in any book. The Admiralty is currently studying the code with a view to possible use on charts.
    This book is not a substitute for a chart, nor yet another harbour guide. Its aim is to get the navigator within easy sight of his destination and to help along the way with clear reassurance of his position. The entire coast is covered, giving a navigational aid which will not only be of immense help to newcomer and skilled yachtsman alike, but will also contribute to safety for all at sea.
    ISBN 0 7153 7934 8

    Adrienne and Peter Oldale began writing some fourteen years ago, since when their books on various practical subjects have been translated into many languages. They live with their youngest daughter aboard a 57-ton diesel motor yacht, Sea Watch, and are often joined when at sea by their son and two elder daughters, all of whom helped in the preparation of this book. When not at sea the boat is moored at Falmouth, where Mr Oldale is a member of the auxiliary coastguard.

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