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Interactive Map To Accompany For Those In Peril On The Sea


Spoiler Alert: This page is intended for people who have already read For Those In Peril On The Sea, and may contain information that spoils your enjoyment of the story if you have not done so yet.

While the story and characters that feature in For Those In Peril On The Sea are fictional, the book is set in the real landscape of the northern Bahamas, particularly around the islands of the Abacos. To allow you to explore this landscape in more detail, we have created an interactive map that can be displayed in Google Earth. If you have a compatible browser, you will be able to view the map in the window below. If not, click here to find an alternative way to view it.

NOTE: The Google Earth widget used to display the map will not work on mobile devices (such as a tablet or a smartphone) running on an Android Operating System. Click here to find out how you can view the interactive map on such mobile devices.


How To Use The Map:

  1. In the window below, click the box next to the name of a section or chapter of the book in the menu on the left hand side to display information about it on the globe on the right hand side.

  2. Click on the name itself to zoom in to locations provided for it. While you can show all the information at once (by clicking the box next to the book's title) this is not advisable as the map will become very cluttered, and you will find it most useful if you only display information from one or two chapters at the same time.

  3. You can zoom in and out, and move around the map using the the tools on the right hand side of the window. If you click on any of the coloured circles that represents locations where events in the book are set (you might have to zoom in to see them), it will bring up a text box that will tell you what happened there (this is why you shouldn't explore this map until after you have read the book).

  4. Different colours have been used to represent what happened to different groups of characters as described in the book. For example, blue is always used for any events Rob (the narrator of the book) is involved in, while green is used to events involving Mike and Jimmy before they met up with the main characters on the catamaran.

  5. The lines represent the most likely routes the characters would have taken to move between event locations, however there are illustrative only and should, in no way, be taken to mean it is safe to travel along the route provided. In addition, this information is provided for entertainment purposes only, and should not be used for the purposes of navigation.


NOTE: It may take up to 20 seconds for the map to appear in this window. If it doesn't appear or you get an error message, click here.


Alternative Ways Of Viewing The Interactive Map: If you have Google Earth installed on your computer and wish to use it to view this information, you can download the map by clicking here. This will open the map in Google Earth. If this does not work, you can download the map by right-clicking here and saving a copy of it to you hard drive. You can then open Google Earth and then open this file (by selecting FILE> OPEN from the main menu bar and selecting this file from the location where). If you do not already have Google Earth installed on your computer, you can download from here.


Viewing This Map On A Mobile Device: If you wish to view this interactive map on a mobile device that it running the Android Operating System (such as a Google Nexus, a smartphone or a tablet), you will first need to download the Google Earth Mobile App (it's free and really cool). For other smartphones you can download it from here, while for Apple products (iPhone, iPad etc) you can down load it from here

Once you have done this, you can click on one of the links below to view the section of the map that accompanies a specific chapter. When asked where you want to display it, select Google Earth. This will open the Google Earth Mobile App and you will then be able to zoom in and out to explore the locations where the book is set.

If you click on any of the coloured dots, a text window will open that provides a short synopsis of the events from the book that were set there.

To open another map section, simply return to your browser click on the new chapter's name and it too will be plotted in Google Earth.

To clear the maps from Google Earth, simply click the 'CLEAR MAP' button at the top right hand corner of the Google Earth app window.


Chapter One - Crossing The Atlantic

Chapter Two - The Incident At Hole-in-the-Wall

Chapter Three - Miami

Chapter Four - The Life Raft

Chapter Five - Great Sale Cay

Chapter Six - Matt's Tale

Chapter Seven - Tin Can Roulette

Chapter Eight - Quarantine

Chapter Nine - The Hope Town Community

Chapter Ten - Dan, Kathy And David

Chapter Eleven - Andrew's Tale

Chapter Twelve - Cruiser's Net

Chapter Thirteen - The Garden Boats      

Chapter Fourteen - The First Hurricane

Chapter Fifteen - The Girl On The Beach

Chapter Sixteen - The Container

Chapter Seventeen - Drifters

Chapter Eighteen - Escape From The Lighthouse

Chapter Nineteen - The End Of Hope Town    

Chapter Twenty - The Departure


Alternatively, you can download a zipped folder containing all the individual sections of the map by clicking here. To view the map sections, extract the contents of this folder using an app such as ASTRO File Manager. This will give you a separate map file for each chapter (they will have the extension .KMZ). To view a section of the map, just click on its name. This should open Google Earth and plot the contents of the map in it. To open another map, simply click on its name and it too will be plotted. To clear the maps from Google Earth, simply click the 'clear map' button at the top right hand corner of the Google Earth app window.


If you would be interested in having a similar custom-designed, interactive map for your own book, website or for any other purpose, please email info@forthoseinperil.net to discuss this possibility.


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Last modified: 03/14/14