This is the secret .. timing landfall and patienceA vital skill with celestial is the ability to stand offshore for days or weeks waiting to enter a fog-bound port. Also creeping along on soundings.
i can remember several landfalls with primitive navigation having to hove to and Waite until things made sense
bermuda is the classic, the Gulf Stream is so unpredictable that all you knew was that you were 50 or so miles NE of bermuda .. you then had to stop , look for airplanes , ships , clouds … monitor for the radio beacon then identify the reef
Mt Pico in the Azores was another …stay south of Horta , slow down and Waite for things to make sense with bearings on pico