Day 108 – 366 Day Project

Day 108 – 366 Day Project

“Beacon”

 

Day 108 of 366 Day Project

“Magic is everywhere, explore & be amazed everyday!”

 

Buoys and marks are like marine traffic signals, and they have particular meanings – warning of dangers, directing you to deep water and keeping you on the correct side of the channel.

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Direction of the buoyage: On entering a port or harbor, or travelling upsteam in a river or channel, you should pass the port (RED) mark on your port (LEFT) side and the starboard (GREEN) mark on your starboard (RIGHT) side.

On leaving a port or harbour, or travelling downstream in a river or channel, you should pass the port (RED) mark on your starboard (RIGHT) side and the starboard (GREEN) mark on the port (LEFT) side.

A simple rhyme that references navigation lights on your vessel and may help you to remember is:

“Green to green when going upstream; green to red when seas are ahead.”

 

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