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The One Ring Forums: Off Topic: The Pollantir:
do you know where you are?
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Poll: do you know where you are?
I almost always know where I am and which way is north/south/east/west
If I have a reference point I'm good
Other
I get lost easily but usually find my way
I'm hopeless and rely on others to get me where I'm going
View Results (39 votes)
 

weathertop
Rohan


Nov 19 2016, 2:19am

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i never really thought about it [In reply to] Can't Post

while i was in AUS, i seemed to know which way was which...but thinking back on it (granted that was 20+ years ago, so memory is a bit thin) -- all that was locally isolated.

what i mean by that is: i didn't really think in the cardinal directions, more like 'where am i related to where i got dropped off and where i need to get back to for pick up?' and this was for both while i was in Sydney and in the Blue 'Mountains' near Katumba (sp?) Falls -- which by the way is just a forested Grand Canyon, beautiful, but not mountains!


Elizabeth
Half-elven


Nov 21 2016, 7:26am

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How to tell port from starboard: [In reply to] Can't Post

(at least, how I remember)

You always mount a horse from the port side.


swordwhale
Tol Eressea


Nov 21 2016, 4:00pm

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ah yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassss [In reply to] Can't Post

...that came from largely right handed people wearing swords on the left, so they could draw them with the right hand, which made mounting from the right inconvenient (you'd smack your horse with the scabbard at least).

(living history survivor)

Then they standardized that in the cavalry, so everybody looked all nice and neat and the same.

Most horse trainers teach horses to deal with handling and mounting from both sides.

I still can't mount properly from the "wrong" side. Laugh


weathertop
Rohan


Nov 21 2016, 7:28pm

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port = 4 letters = left [In reply to] Can't Post

for me...

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