Google Street View Vessel lurks the Channel Islands

Street view of the Channel Islands
Street view of the Channel Islands

It’s been a long, long time since I’ve posted a blog. But this encounter jolted me out of indolence.

Google Street View?

Frankly, we’re not sure, but what else could this be but a mission to detail our favorite coastline? It certainly is one of the oddest vessels we’ve encountered out there, this enormous catamaran.  On the other hand, it’s no quirkier than the Google cars we’ve seen on the road.

Only a few crew were visible, but it’s unlikely that this operation takes many folks.

I’m hoping Google will allow us to use the pictures in our cruising guide. We’ve got our own, but I’m sure they’ll have much more than we can do with our Brownie.

Apparently Google has been doing watery street views for several years and launched a boat for Amazon, the river not the store, exploration in 2011 as well as an unmanned boat that mapped San Francisco Bay last February.

The boat we encountered is apparently only one of a fleet. For more info, go to the source: Google.