The oceans have been a friend and foe of humans throughout history. It
protected some civilizations from being invaded, while giving other
civilizations the bounty of food and ease of transportation. Sailors
have always been the adventurers, charting new courses to distant lands.
They were half explorers and half crazy. While most land people felt
ships could fall off the side of a flat world, most sailors knew that
the oceans were endless. They could visually see there was a curve to
our Earth as they were approaching land.
The early people who used the oceans had to become one with the
oceans and the sky. Their very life depended on reading the sky in the
day and night, to navigate to safety. They also needed to read the
signals from the oceans that would warn them of upcoming storms or calm.
The oceans were mysterious if you didnít interpret its signals