Run out the boat, my broken comrades;
Let the old seaweed crack, the surge
Burgeon oblivious of the last
Embarkation of feckless men,
Let every adverse force converge —
Here we must needs embark again. (more…)


Know, O seeker, that every man knows his own coast best … but the sea is not peculiar to each region and when you are out of sight of the coasts, you have only your own knowledge of the stars and guides to rely on.

Note: Ahmad Ibn Majid wrote a treatise on Navigation in the Indian Ocean

Caminante, son tus huellas

el camino y nada más;

Caminante, no hay camino,

se hace camino al andar. (more…)