On May 28th, a week after she left Port Angeles, Sun Ruby passed through the Aleutians and into the Bering Sea, en route to Penglai in China. Say what? She's where? I jumped up and laid a piece of twine on the big globe. O-o-o-h.
It's hard to see clearly. Adam Schneider's wonderful gpsvisualizer helps (thanks for permission to show image here:
The shortest distance, the great circle, would take her across the corner of Alaska, across Kamchatka, across Sakhalin Island and Khabarovsk and Manchuria. Obviously that won't quite work. So through Unimak Pass she goes,
Oh my. I bet this is one of those #everyone-knew-this-but-me things.