Part 2 of the Cape Scott trip report is now up

Astoriadave

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That is a fine ending, Philip. I had to laugh at your description of the futility of owning a GPS with no mapping capability. Sorting out lat/lon data to make it usable for application to a paper chart, on the fly, is a demon's game. I messed with that a little on one of the first Garmin eTrex units. Ugh. But it was cool transporting a track through an ancient graphics program to see my route, after the fact. A desk top computer was required, though! We are so spoiled, these days!
 

kayakwriter

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I had to laugh at your description of the futility of owning a GPS with no mapping capability. Sorting out lat/lon data to make it usable for application to a paper chart, on the fly, is a demon's game. I messed with that a little on one of the first Garmin eTrex units.
Yeah, those early, no-map units were best for hiking and skiing, where you could stand still, lay down your map and make the transfer. But for the dynamic sea kayaking environment, they were ...challenging.
 
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