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Shade your phone screen when shooting in bright light ☑️ Add grippy tape to your phone's case to make it easier to hold ☑️ Back up your photos easily with the Google Photos app ☑️ • Read more of John Kettlewell's tips for smartphone photography online in our July/August issue. 📷: John Kettlewell

"Cruising here is largely finding your own spots on sketchy info, but it's a small, varied ground with plenty of beauty, friendly people and those nail-biting moments that make it feel great to be tucked into a safe place for the night. And if you see a bit of smoke coming from the islands, think about what it might mean." • Read Ann Hoffner's story of cruising in the Tanimbar Islands in our July/August issue, online now. 📷: Tom Bailey

"Not even in our wildest dreams could we have imagined that a crew of teenagers would finish first in one of the most prestigious distance races in the world. But, then again, why not?" • Read the whole story at oceannavigator.com. 📷: William McKeige

In April, the Ocean Navigator School of Seamanship (ONSOS) took its first foray into teaching celestial navigation and marine weather aboard the #tallship Oliver Hazard Perry - and was met with an unmatched #offshore experience. • Read the whole story in our July/August issue online. 📷: Tim Queeney

Do you know what your exhaust smoke is telling you? ABYC-certified master technician Steve D'Antonio can help you interpret those (exhaust) smoke signals in his latest power voyaging column. • Find it in our July/August issue online. 📷: Steve D'Antonio

"This alarm is so loud that demonstrating it to fellow cruisers makes them jump at least out of their sandals." • Read how cruiser Patrick Childress put together a #DIY burglar alarm for his boat in our July/August issue! 📷: Patrick Childress

The way to anchor safely in Disko Bay is to put some land between icebergs and the boat. • Read more online in our July/August ocean voyaging feature, "Greenland Ahead." 📷: Tom Zydler

"In this latitude higher than 71° N, the sun swung around and up and down, never setting. It seemed the summer would never end." • See the whole story in our July/August issue online now! 📷: Tom Zydler

Frances B crewmember Nick cools off in Disko Bay by doing his signature backflip near a giant iceberg - fellow crewmember Ash joins in on the fun too! • Read more at oceannavigator.com. 📷: Tom Zydler

Frances B enjoys a sunny day near the glacier in Sermilinguaq Fjord, located past Hamborgersund in western Greenland. • Check out our July/August issue online for more on this exciting adventure! 📷: Tom Zydler

Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July from Ocean Navigator! 🇺🇸What are your Independence Day cruising plans? Leave us a comment below!

Well north of the Arctic Circle, Frances B, a Mason 44, sails between the icebergs of Greenland's Disko Bay. Read more about this voyage in our July/August issue online at oceannavigator.com. 📷: Tom Zydler

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