Hai Yun is Bound for Australia

Hai Yun is off on another adventure! Before they settle into shore life in Auckland, where the boys are enrolled in school (starting in February), and Max has accepted a job with Endace Ltd., they’re headed for Australia.

I’m adding daily positions as Max reports them to the Google map (or using magenta coloured markers. Their departure position from Marsden Cove is just a rough guess on my part until Max provides an exact position accurate now.

Updated 18-Jan-2009:
After a short stay at Coffs Harbour, NSW, Hai Yun is heading back to New Zealand. This time the map shows their daily positions with yellow markers.

11:52:39 . 2008/12/29 . Doug . 110 words . 2168 views . Hai Yun .

Another Hai Yun Passage

Hai Yun is on the move again. They departed Momi Bay, Fiji on 17-Nov-08, bound for Opua, New Zealand - “head south ’til you see the penguins then turn right".

I’ve added points (blue markers) to the Google map for their departure, and their position reported by email on 18-Nov. We’ll see how their reports, and my ability to keep the map updated goes.

Hadn’t noticed before, but it appears that you can subscribe to an RSS feed for the map - perhaps a new Google maps feature???

12:45:53 . 2008/11/18 . Doug . 88 words . 1833 views . Hai Yun .

Hai Yun's Next Leg: Hawaii to Marshall Islands

Hai Yun is on the move again. Here’s the Google map of their continuing voyage. The green markers are the Hawaii to Majuro leg that they commenced on 23-Mar-08.

Position reports should be more accurate and regular for this leg thanks to Martin and Vivian’s gift of an Iridium phone with SMS, email, and voice service.

Update: 26-Mar-08
Thanks to some more accurate position data from James the Elder, I’ve tweaked the departure point for the Marshall Islands leg, and added a departure point from Victoria harbour (way back on 24-Nov-07). Zoom in close, if you’re interested! :)

Update: 6-Apr-08
There’s lots of detail to be seen if you zoom in on Hai Yun’s arrival moorage at Majuro.

18:03:19 . 2008/03/24 . Doug . 117 words . 1878 views Cool Stuff!, . Hai Yun .

Hia Yun's Voyage to Hawaii

Jim called to report that he had made contact with Hai Yun on the shortwave. Having recently learned some ticks with Google maps, I decided to plot Hai Yun’s voyage from Victoria to Hawaii. Sadly b2evo won’t let me embed the map in a post, so click the link below. I’ll update it as Jim reports Hai Yun’s progress.

Google map. Particularly cool, I think, if viewed in hybrid mode.

6-Nov Position: Jim reported that radio communications were extremely difficult on 6-Nov the only position information he was able to get from Hai Yun was a latitude that he thinks was 23° 34.23′ north.

12-Nov: Hai Yun dropped anchor off the island of Molokai at 01:30 Hawaii time this morning. After it got light she proceeded to Honolulu and tied up at Ala Wai Yacht Harbour at 13:00 Hawaii time. Her voyage from Victoria covered 3126 nautical miles in 17 days.

19:30:34 . 2007/10/29 . Doug . 146 words . 2263 views Cool Stuff!, . Hai Yun .