As you may have noticed, we're back from this year's cruise
through the Sea of Cortez
. We had an absolutely wonderful time. No safety
concerns, the people were wonderful and the scenery was stunning. It got really hot towards the end (one day we had a heat index of 123F!), so it was good to get back home to the Boston area. Next year we're going to spend another year in the area, but will move BlueJacket further S to Puerto Vallarta
in preparations for the following year's trip to Panama
Since I've been home I've been busy working on the web site. I've added a lot of capabilities, including much better photo
indexing. One thing that I just finished was the dynamic creation of Google Earth
(KML) files. If you've never used Google Earth
, it's a free program from Google Earth
that allows you to fly all over the earth (and now space) and zoom into things down to the street level. Through the magic of databases, I'm able to dynamically create a KML file that has placemarks for all of our anchorages
and the placemarks contain links to logs
albums. There's even a route
built into it that allows you to "fly" over our cruising route
. That's pretty cool. And since this is dynamic, it can generate KML files for everywhere that we've been.
for 2011 are located BlueJacket Trip Reports for 2011
and if you want to see them in Google
Earth, just click on the link at the top of the page.
Note that I've also geo-coded my photos, so when you're viewing a photo album you'll see a globe icon in the navigation
buttons. If you click on the globe icon, a Google
Maps window will appear showing where the image was taken.