For the sailors reading, we offer this explanation of why we can’t get this 18 ton boat moving in the right direction. This is pretty much the picture of our wind for the past few weeks, although the direction changes, sometimes by the minute. Of course this doesn’t tell the whole story because we’ve also had constant contrary currents to contend with and a nasty seastate.
We left El Salvador with a clean bottom and a good plan for crossing the Intertropical Convergence Zone but the zone undulates like the Gulfstream and we could not get clear of it. Luckily, today we have wind and it’s even in a good direction and we are finally moving away from the doldrums and toward our destination. Thanks to everyone for whistling, praying, untying knots, doing the hokey pokey and whatever else you’ve done to call up the wind gods and get us moving.
5 Responses to Read it and weep (with us)
Make some tracks, you guys! I know everyone is rooting for you.
Make hay while the …. you know.
Per PassageWeather you may have 10kt winds for a day or so, but will peter out again – but it looks like by Sunday the trades will fill in and steadily increase through the week – hang in there
It’s Tax Day. A good day to catch the winds and scoot!
That’s pinching along. Love your blog.
Best of luck with the gutless winds there Marce. If this makes you feel any better, close your eyes and imagine your in some polluted city, sitting in a parking lot of rush hour traffic with car horns blaring in all directions. Now, open your eyes and look around. We’re loving the blog!!