Columbus was a brave captain! He sailed without a gps, without radar, without Chris Parker's weather reports...without even paper charts! I don't know about you, but I certainly don't have the know how to figure out celestial navigation. In fact I can only name a few constellations. I suppose I could learn celestial navigation if I had to, but I have no desire. I like the easy electronics, but can dead reckon on paper charts if I must. Recently we felt a tee tiny bit like Columbus. We were at Long Island and motored right by the Columbus Monument. Columbus actually came to the Bahamas first. This Monument is a memorial to his stop here in 1492.
In addition to going right by the monument, we also went out of range for our Garmin charts. We love our Garmin charts. They are way more accurate than our Furuno charts...kind of like the difference between a Garmin gps and a TomTom for cars. It did make us feel like we were in the car commercial where they are driving and driving trying to get out of cell phone range with "No Service".