Even tho my eyes are getting older (moreso than the rest of me, it seems
), I've learned to trust them more than my GPS OR my charts
here in the eastern Caribbean
. Features on the charts
that have been here for hundreds of years can be hundreds of feet away from where the chart places them.
Being used to spot-on accuracy, for the most part, in the US, I was a bit flabbergasted the first time I experienced this as navigator on a boat making landfall in the BVI
in the middle of a moonless night.