Thursday, September 22, 2011

Google Map of the Trip from Solomons to Savannah

Over the course of Whispering Jesse's sailing trip from Solomons to Savannah, I sent out fifteen SPOT messages to give people on my email list and readers of this blog an idea of where we were and let them know that we were safe. Now I have put them together into a Google Map that shows the entire trip. Click the map image to the left to see the full-size version.

You might notice that the trip appears to end in Charleston instead of in Savannah. We encountered some terrible weather and huge seas on Friday, September 16, starting at about 5:30 AM, and we decided it was best to cut the trip short. The SPOT off the coast from Charleston was to let people who were following the weather know that we were OK and give them the idea that we were heading in to Charleston. The final SPOT is from the next day, at City Marina, where Whispering Jesse will be slipped until we can return next month to finish the trip to Savannah.

Check back for more details about the trip in upcoming posts.


ssteiner13 said...

Went back a few posts and checked out the boat and all the work on it. Man, it looks really beautiful. They did a great job on it. I love the black paint on the hull as well, agreed it gives is a sleek look. Hope it sailed well and looking forward to the reports.

John Lichty said...

Good to hear from you, Steve. Whispering Jesse sailed well and brought us in safely when we needed her to. I will be putting together a bunch of photos with captions over the weekend to give you a visual idea of the trip.

sailing instructor said...

It seems like it was a great experience though sad that your journey had to come to an early would be a good idea for you to seek advice from a sailing instructor so that you can be able to prevent such occurrences.

John Lichty said...

So said the sailing instructor. Our decision to end the trip early was based solely on the terrible weather and sea conditions, not on a lack of sailing skill, as your comment implies. The consequences of poor decisions may be preventable, but bad weather is not.