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Old 03-25-2009
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BlueJacket's Google Earth Presentation of Caribbean, Canada and East Coast

I just finished updating my Google Earth file to include our 2008 cruising. In 2008 we did what's known as the "Down East Circle Route." This trip started in the Chesapeake and wound through the Hudson River, the Erie and Oswego canals, Lake Ontario, down the St. Lawrence river, through Canadian Maritimes and Prince Edward Island, into the Bras d'Or Lakes of Nova Scotia, down the coast of Nova Scotia and finally back along Maine, NH, MA and into RI.

This file also covers almost 40,000 miles of cruising and includes virtually all of the Caribbean, Bahamas and lots of the eastern US and Canadian coastlines.

I also implemented "regions" which means that placemarks aren't displayed until you zoom into the area which contains them. Prior to this there were too many placemarks and it was confusing. Now all that you see is a colored path showing the route that we took on a given year. As you zoom in on that path, you'll see the placemarks.

If you click on a placemark, you'll see a snippet of the log and a link to the full log as well as links to photo albums and videos.

To access the file directly via the Google Earth program, click on the following link:

http://www.GeoffSchultz.org/GoogleEarth/BlueJacket.kmz

Alternately, you can use the Google Earth plugin and your browser (note that I suggest using the program directly.) You can do this by clicking on

BlueJacket - Google Earth

and following the directions on the page.

-- Geoff
Geoff Schultz's BlueJacket Sailing Site
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Very neat.....I guess it'll take a while for anyone to trace that voyage!

I liked your comment about the Sakonnet:
"we rolled out the sails and had a glorious sail up the Sakonnet. The Sakonnet is one of the prettiest rivers that I've ever sailed on. It's relatively unspoiled with condominiums or industry and in some areas you have old homes perched atop hills with huge lawns gracefully rolling down to the water's edge. I've often said that I would love to live there."

We have a cottage on one of those hills on the Portsmouth side....I think it is a well kept secret. Even in the summer, it is rare to see more than one or two boats sailing up the Sakonnet.

Of course, even though is is named "river", it is a tidal strait.

Hey, if you want to live there, you can get some good deals these days...relatively, anyway...
These two pics were taken in Oct and Nov.
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