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13 de Diciembre 2005

Gone Sailing! Passage Plan in Google Earth

Sailing passage GPS track in Google EarthToday I am leaving to help deliver a beautiful Voyage 440 catamaran (same make and model as my old boat PatiCat) from Maryland down to Vero Beach Florida. As a result, please be patient if you send me E-mail as I will have almost no Internet connectivity for the next several days. Don't worry though, I have already written a few stories for GEB, one for each day of the week, which will be published first thing each morning.

You can see the approximate passage we have planned in Google Earth. We will come down the Chesapeake, go out to the ocean around Cape Haterras and down the coast to Florida. We have to stay kind of close to the coast to avoid going into the north-moving Gulf Stream. Zoom in and you will see we have to go past our destination to the Ft. Pierce Inlet in Florida due to bridges which are too short for our mast to go under if we were to take the northern Sebastian Inlet. Our total passage is about 860 nautical miles and will take about 5 - 6 days in this boat.

Those of you who have been following my writings will probably guess I'm pretty excited about this. And you would be right! Also, I plan to write a story when we get back with our actual GPS track in GE and include some georeferenced photos as well. What fun!

Enviado por FrankTaylor at 13 de Diciembre 2005 a las 07:18 AM

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    Looks like you'll be swinging close to me when you go thru Hampton Roads. I'll give a virtual wave as you do, have fun!

    Enviado por: Jason at 13 de Diciembre 2005 a las 09:57 AM

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