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Old 03 November 2006, 22:08   #1
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I can't find my boat.... :(

Google Earth recently added a higher resolution image of the area around Tobermory, Ontario. I can see my house, with my truck in the driveway. My boat isn't on the trailer and I have been hunting for hours trying to find myself on the lake, but to no avail. I suppose I might have strayed off into a low-res. area ("There be dragons!")... The search continues!

I need a hobby...
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Old 04 November 2006, 01:23   #2
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Give us a starting point at least.


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Old 04 November 2006, 02:11   #3
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Allright....

I'm the red spot!
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Old 04 November 2006, 06:48   #4
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Very nice looking area.
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Old 04 November 2006, 08:20   #5
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Looks like a boaters paradise. All those islands etc - bliss.

Here are the numbers to find my area - just look at the sandbanks - and they change all the time. NOT in high res at the moment unfortunately but my main crusing ground to the South IS in high res and it's stunning.

51 40 42N 4 15W
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Old 04 November 2006, 09:50   #6
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It is a fantastic area if you like water, woods and fresh air. I came here 30-odd years ago for diver training and fell in love with the area. The entire area is two National Parks... Bruce Peninsula and Fathom Five Marine Park. The islands are uninhabited, and only one has any sort of tourist trade associated with it.

Cod, how far do you travel by boat from where you are? I have read threads about guys travelling to Ireland and so on...
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Looks like a boaters paradise. All those islands etc - bliss.

Here are the numbers to find my area - just look at the sandbanks - and they change all the time. NOT in high res at the moment unfortunately but my main crusing ground to the South IS in high res and it's stunning.

51 40 42N 4 15W
Cod, its much better res on live.local or whatever the microsoft competitor is called... ...not sure if you have come across http://www.flashearth.com/ but it lets you switch between the two (and some others) on the same page - so you can always have the best possible image.
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Cod, its much better res on live.local or whatever the microsoft competitor is called... ...not sure if you have come across http://www.flashearth.com/ but it lets you switch between the two (and some others) on the same page - so you can always have the best possible image.

Wow that's great - hadn't used it before - I have seen the images before though on Multimap -

http://www.multimap.com/map/photo.cg...x=292&down.y=1

which are the same but it's so much easier to use Flashearth


Sadly only shows the edges though!!!
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Cod, how far do you travel by boat from where you are? I have read threads about guys travelling to Ireland and so on...
Biggest problem where I am is tidal access - only 2 1/2 hrs either side of high water. With the nights drawing in and it getting dark at 5pm it's now proving to be a nightmare - not too bad in the summer when it's light until 11pm!!!

Haven't had a chance yet but I am very close to some stunning areas - Gower and St Davids area for example. Plan on an Ireland trip next year. As soon as I get a trailer I want to do the West Coast of Scotland and maybe down to the med.

My longest trip so far was the very first one - from Guernsey to Weymouth -= about 80miles - first time on the boat and first time I used the Raymarine etc.
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I had a look at the area Cod, and it does look challenging. We have a lot of shoals around Tobermory, but they're made out of limestone, so they don't tend to move much. If you do connect, they aren't at all forgiving.

On the upside, they are the cause of many of our shipwrecks....
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