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    Re: Transcript Of Worsleys Navigational Log Book
    From: Brad Morris
    Date: 2017 Feb 1, 13:53 -0500
    Hello Robin 

    After a bit of kerfuffle on the home front, I am able to dive back into Worsley's journey. 

    The file "chronometer error.kml yields a very interesting result.  They are offshore AND they are directly aimed at the large mouth bay, which connects to King Haakon Bay.  This, of course is precisely where the lads ended up.

    Is it possible to place two tracks on one KML file?  I think that might tell a better tale.  

    I must say that I think this is the simplest solution to the complex problem.  The simplest solution is usually the best, as it doesn't involve tortured explanations (like Ethiopics!)   The chronometer rate wasn't 5 seconds per day, it was 11 seconds per day.  The Gordian Knot is untangled.


    On Jan 30, 2017 5:05 PM, "Robin Stuart" <NoReply_Stuart@fer3.com> wrote:


           I attach 2 kml files.

    Shackleton.kml is my orginal file with the positions of Cape Belsham and Point Wild corrected and, following Lars' input, the time stamps for the DR and EP's changed to the LAN at the DR position. Otherwise all numbers in this file are as they appear in the log and reflect Worsley's positions as he believed them to be.

    Chronometer Error.kml gives the positions you listed with a track that connects them. You can make adjustments either in the "Places" panel in Google Earth by right clicking and selecting "Properties" and add new items using the menu untill you are satisfied. For some things its easiest just to edit the text in the .kml files. The format is pretty easy to decipher. For some reason the Placemark "Adjusted DR 25/4" will not accept a time stamp.

    Robin Stuart

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