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GPS Tracks of Ha’apai Islands in Tonga

Looking through my list of unfinished tasks, I discovered the map of our two week visit to the Ha’apai group of islands in Tonga had never been completed. Our visit started with a stormy passage from Vava’u, you can click … Continue reading

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Our Tracks in South New Zealand

I’ve been working in my spare time to create a map of all our travels in the South Island of New Zealand. I’ve now completed pretty much all the roads we traveled. And have started putting some of the placemarks. … Continue reading

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Kite Photos of Tikehau Motu Now in Google Earth

Back in June of last year, we visited the more isolated atoll in the Tuamotus called Tikehau. This atoll is the westernmost of the main Tuamotus and is just west of the largest called Rangiroa (where we first dove with … Continue reading

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Google Earth Tips for Sailors

A big part of the experience of sailing around the world is meeting up with other sailors doing similar routes. We have had numerous opportunities to meet up with the crews of boats we have met along the way. As … Continue reading

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New Ocean Floor Imagery in Google Earth

This weekend Google released new imagery of the ocean floor in Google Earth.  It has higher resolution, and more accurate, representations of the underlying terrain.  The ocean floor is colored to reflect the terrain features of the sub-sea surface. The … Continue reading

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Day Sail St. Marys – 10-January 2009

On Saturday, I invited my brother and his family to come down to the boat for a sail.  The weather turned out near perfect.  We had light winds in the morning, but it was expected to pick up to the … Continue reading

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Carolina Beach Inlet in Google Earth

A couple of months ago, when I was planning to take our sailing catamaran Tahina down to Carolina Beach, North Carolina, I used Google Earth to research the new location before we made the decision to go down. Not only … Continue reading

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Sailing Passage From Exuma to North Carolina

On August 13, 2008 we picked up our new sailboat in Exuma, Bahamas and sailed it to North Carolina – just a few days ahead of what was soon to be Hurricane Fay. Helping me crew were my long-time friend … Continue reading

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