Monthly Archives: February 2009

Passage from Charleston, SC to Carolina Beach, NC

This was the final return leg of our trip down to Miami to attend the Miami Boat Show. We had hoped to make the entire trip in one leg straight from Miami up the gulf stream and back to North … Continue reading

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Passage from St. Augustine, Florida to Charleston, SC

We left Miami on the 14th of February to head home (read about the first leg from Miami). Under ideal weather we could have jumped on the gulfstream and sailed all the way to the Carolinas and made it home … Continue reading

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Leaving Miami for Home

The ideal plan would have had us leaving Miami, coasting along the gulf stream with 5 knots of northward current, and making it back to North Carolina in just over 2.5 days. That’s with perfect winds, weather, and currents. However, … Continue reading

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Miami Boat Show Segment

After the passage to Miami, and getting settled in the anchorage, I spent part of the morning cleaning the inside of Tahina. Not only was Karen coming back today, but also we had some guests staying on the boat for … Continue reading

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Second Leg: Miami – Whale sightings, and other tails/tales

The next day, after our arrival to St. Augustine, I took Karen ashore and got her a taxi to the Jacksonville airport so she could get home for the family emergency. Meanwhile, we needed to continue to get Tahina down … Continue reading

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First Leg: St. Augustine, Florida – But, first a nuclear sub!

It was a bitterly cold, but sunny morning. We got up and, thanks to our preparations, quickly had the engines running and cast the lines. Winds and currents were perfect and we simply drifted off the dock as Karen stepped … Continue reading

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Arriving to St. Mary and Prepping for the Trip

Monday was a huge day with Google Earth 5 released.  I’ve never worked so hard on the blog – writing a flurry of posts, creating video demonstrations, reading and sharing other articles, responding to E-mail questions, etc., etc.  I even … Continue reading

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Headed for Florida!

Tomorrow we’re starting a sailing trip down to Miami for the Miami Boat Show.  We’ve rented a one-way rental car to take ourselves and our luggage down to the boat.  Taihina is still down at Lang’s Marina in St. Marys, … Continue reading

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Google Earth 5 Released with Great Ocean Features

The new Google Earth 5 was released today.  There’s a big summary post of some of the new ocean features at Google Earth Blog.   Highlights: 3D ocean bathymetry and ocean surface is now shown. You can dive under the … Continue reading

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Important Google Earth Update Coming

Tomorrow Google is making a big announcement for Google Earth.  Al Gore is speaking, and Google CEO Eric Schmidt and VP Marissa Mayer will be part of it as well.  This is pulling in some pretty big names for a … Continue reading

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