Daily Android App: Marine Traffic


Have you ever sat on the beach and wondered where that boat gliding along in front of you is going? Or coming from? I have.

We recently spent the day down on the beach, and living at the end of the Thames where it joins the North Sea, seeing freighters and tankers pass is a¬†very common¬†sight. However, this time, we saw a beautiful sail ship in full sail heading for London. Looking though binoculars, we could see it had a french flag on the back, but couldn’t see the name. I tried to look up on the internet on my phone if there was any mention of what boat it was and where it was going. I couldn’t find anything. So, being the geek that I am, I looked to see if there was “an app for that”. Lo and behold, I found Marine Traffic.