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Old 18-09-2006, 08:43   #1
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Google Earth Video of Cruise

Sometimes I am amazed at what computers and those who really know how to work them can do. My son took some positions from our last Bahamas cruise and created a video with Google Earth so that you can “fly” along our route and see some of the places we stopped.

If you follow the link below, you can down load and view it. Only do this if you have some time to waste on the computer because it takes a while to down load even on a cable modem, and the run time of the video is about 20 minutes.

http://www.stateham.com/sunspotbaby/ssb0506preview.htm

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I love Google Earth. I use it to take old sightings, bearings from structures, etc. and correct for magnetic declination, and find ancient shipwrecks, good conch and lobster spots, plot out difficult passages thru the reef structures here...the overlay capabilities are awesome.

Major gripe is that their "updates" sometimes show less resolution for areas in which there was formerly good info...
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Weekend before last, expecting a half dozen friends over for dinner, wife and I took skiff out to the reef (mile offshore) and in about 30 minutes we picked up 18 conch....

Oh wait,,no...no...that wasnt here....we went 45 miles north, up to the Bahamas, yeah, thats where we found conch....

These islands? Nothing but a sandbar with a runway. Ugly, flat, hot and dry, terrible terrible place.
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I may have scared everyone off of watching the video. One can fast forward to locations of interest, or view only a portion. It is pretty neat stuff.

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