Monthly Archives: March 2016

19 March 2016 – The Wonders of Weather Prediction

19 March 2016 – The Wonders of Weather Prediction

Why would we need a course on meteorology – all we need to do is check a weather app, right? It seems a bit of a waste of time and money, but we cannot ignore one thing: we will need a reliable and fast internet connection for our apps to work. A few miles off the coast and 4G rapidly […]

1 March 2016 – Surviving at Sea

1 March 2016 – Surviving at Sea

“What do you mean, we have to jump into 6º C North Sea water?” asks Floris after being told we are going outside to practice our survival skills. “It’s called ‘Survival at Sea’, not ‘Survival at the Pool’”, quips our instructor. Minutes later we find ourselves on the quay of Den Helder marina. It’s raining, it’s cold […]