“Sailing Alone Around the World” in Google Earth

Colin Hazelhurst, who has built impressive tours such as Captain James Cook’s exploration of Australia, is back with an amazing collection of tours that show the voyage of Captain Joshua Slocum in his book “Sailing Alone Around the World“.


Captain Joshua Slocum is credited with making the first single-handed voyage around the world, departing from Boston in April, 1895 and arriving in Newport in June, 1898 after a journey of some forty-six thousand miles The animations presented on Colin’s site are organized by the chapters of Slocum’s book and within that into the significant passages that made up his voyage.

In addition to the impressive collection of narrated Google Earth tours that you can find on his website, Colin is also converting all of them into YouTube videos for easy viewing.  As an example, here is Chapter III Part 3: “At Fayal in the Azores”:

For more about this great collection of tours, you can follow Colin on Google+ or visit hazelhurst.com/Slocum to see all of the tours.

Great work Colin!

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Hi Mickey, Colin and Joshua!
    I’m planning on sailing to the Azores this time next year as part of a documentary film project involving circumnavigation and Classical Alchemy!! True story.
    Check out my page and maybe we can work together somehow.:
    Wild Wishing!

  2. Hi:
    I enjoyed the tours. Thanks.

    I’m a high school science teacher and for the past year I’ve been working on a project to combine classic maritime literature and marine science in the classroom. The site is Sailthebook.net



  3. this is inspiring indeed. in 2014, our crew is sailing around the world, broadcasting educational content to over 1.6 million kids! This is exact type of tour we plan to create for following the journey of Makulu! thanks for sharing!

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