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Heavy weather on the trip down to Cape Town

There was no GPS in those days, they navigated by coastal and celestial methods using strange instruments called sextants, lead-lines, five-figure logs and other equally mysterious things. Skill was needed so navigation was a total mystery to landlubbers but guys like Barry Cullen were aces at. He had been to sea for some time in the merchant navy and would have done it every day while at sea.


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