Modern technology gave us the privilege to have everything in a compact, portable and powerful package. Even in the field of navigation, 제주감성민박 devices are becoming lighter and smaller to be able to be brought just about anywhere. The introduction of the Global Positioning Systems (GPS) technology for public consumption has made an enormous impact to navigation.
Users can now enjoy real-time reception of satellite information on the most accurate approximation of their current position. With these breakthroughs and new discoveries in navigation, new devices were released in the market to optimally utilize GPS technology in various navigation conditions, including ocean navigation. The Humminbird 798c SI Combo Waterproof Marine GPS is a high quality device that integrates sounding, fishfinding and navigation technologies.
The Humminbird 798c SI Combo screen resolution features 640 pixels and a 256 color TFT display, providing clarity with its brilliant colors and contrast plus the easy interpretation of acquired data. In addition to its fully waterproof casing, this marine GPS can be viewed clearly even under the direct sunlight and provides backlight support for dim and night conditions. The GPS antenna can receive from 12 channels with WAAS, thus providing a more accurate approximation of position at sea. This marine GPS is preloaded with a good number of maps, which include Navionics Gold and Hotmaps Premium charts. The device has an internal DualBeam plus SONAR and SideImaging.
The SONAR can operate in depths up to 1,500 feet and a 150 feet side imaging. The SONAR is capable of fast scanning and you can acquire digital information in minutes. The transducer is well-located and SideImaging feature can obtain the bottom topography in greater detail and further represent them in picture-like images. The built-in Unimap allows users to recognize different bodies of water at various locations. Users can also make use of the programmable buttons on this marine GPS, to make viewing easy and to quickly switch from one view to another.
The display and charts change at very high speeds, especially when the water conditions vary largely and the depths are continuously determined even with the slightest movement. Finding fishes to lure can be easily carried out with the fishfinding technology integrated in this marine GPS. Bathymetry and chartplotting can be easily carried out using this compact GPS device. It can be easily mounted on boats and additional maps can be loaded using SD memory cards that are sold separately. These maps carry additional features that users may find useful in their navigation.
The Humminbird 798c SI Combo can come in packages that are preloaded with Navionics Gold and Hotmaps. The tilt and swivel mount allows users to easily adjust the device for easy and clearer viewing and for quick mounting and unmounting on boats. With these marine GPS, sea navigations can now be easily carried out and fishfinding becomes more of the interpretation of the signals acquired by the device. This marine GPS provides easy-to-understand features and a user-friendly interface that users can quickly access. Now, you can explore the underwater with your very own sounder and GPS offering DualBeam and SideImaging.
As one flies over Vancouver during the decent into the Canadian city’s airport, the surrounding beautiful natural scenery is already noticed with mountains on one side and the sea on the other. Once inside the baggage claim area of the international airport, visitors are greeted with large Pacific Northwest Coast Indian art carvings. This adds to the overall flavor of nature and the environment that makes Vancouver so different from other major cities. When driving along Granville Street towards the city center, one can’t help but notice that the trees and hedges in the residential areas are so much larger and taller than the ones we normally see elsewhere. One of the
locals claims that the superior growth of the area’s plant life is due to the huge amount of rainfall. Vancouver is close to both the ocean and the mountain range so lots of rain is expected. In fact, the rain here can actually be a problem as grey skies, especially during the winter months, are one of the few negatives of living in Vancouver.
Fortunately, there is very little snowfall within the city so for Vancouverites, it is a trade off of some sort to have to deal with rain rather than shoveling snow during their winters. As for tourists, the best time to visit Vancouver is the least wet season which is during the summer months. I’ve been told by another local that September is one of the best months to visit. When the sun is shining in Vancouver with both the ocean and mountains as the background, it really doesn’t get any better.
Stanley Park on the west side of downtown Vancouver is the most visited attraction. A drive around the island will reveal great photo spots of both the city and the ocean. Vancouver’s Aquarium is also on site in Stanley Park as well as a magnificent collection of Pacific Northwest Coastal Indian art totem poles. Of course, one can always marvel at the tall trees which seem to touch the skies here. The Lion’s Gate Suspension Bridge connects Stanley Park with North Vancouver on the other side of the harbor. On the north side is Grouse Mountain, the area’s closest ski resort to the city that has turned into an all year round attraction.
During the non-winter months, one can take the gondola up Grouse mountain for some wonderful hiking and views of the Vancouver skyline. The Capilano Suspension Bridge which visitors walk across to a nice nature area is another must see nearby. One of the cuisine highlights in the British Columbia province is the salmon and one of the best restaurants to sample it is the Salmon House in adjacent West Vancouver. Dinner there with the Pacific Northwest Coast Indian art décor and spectacular nighttime views of the city is one of the best ways to finish off a day of sightseeing.
Back in downtown Vancouver, the Gastown district is one of the top tourist areas for boutique shopping and souvenirs. Don’t miss the steam clock that rings on the hour. Vancouver has one of the largest Asian communities in North America so the Chinatown nearby as expected has some of the best dim sum luncheons outside of Hong Kong. Further boutique shopping can be found in the Yaletown and Granville Island districts.
If time permits, one of the recommended day trips to do out of Vancouver is to drive up the Sea & Sky highway to Whistler, one of North America’s largest ski resorts. During the off ski season, Whistler is all season resort with many activities such as hiking, biking, festivities and shopping in the village. A ride up the gondola here will enable visitors to get a bird’s eye view of the majestic Canadian Rockies mountain range. The drive itself to Whistler, about two and a half hours along the coastline, offers many wonderful scenic points as well.
Vancouver is a great city to visit as one can really see how a major city can still be in very scenic surroundings. For those coming to Vancouver as the departure port of a cruise to either Hawaii or Alaska, it is highly recommended to allocate at least a full day before or after the cruise to see what the city has to offer. As I mentioned before, on a sunny day with the sea on one side and the mountains on the other, Vancouver is really hard to beat.