Monday, May 9, 2011

Finding your way across the Pacific

This is for Rebecca, Darren's daughter, who asked, "Wow, 2622 to go... Is this until Tahiti or Australia?.... That's a long way... Ahhh I miss Dad! "

You can find the exact location for any point on Earth at

You can find the "great circle" distance between any two points using the Coordinate Distance Calculator at

So, it turns out to be:
3021 miles from Cabo San Lucas to Nuku Hiva,
then 884 miles to Papeete, Tahiti,
then 4250 MORE miles to Cairns, Queensland, Australia

1 comment:

  1. Thankyou so much Arlete. That is a LONG way! I'm not going to feel as good when Dick leaves them in Tahiti... I wonder how they are all getting along you would think they are getting sick of each other already!!