Blog Post 23 by Jon Sanders: Pacifico
When Ferdinand Magellan entered the Pacific from the strait that bears his name it was pleasingly calm. He named the Pacific. ‘Pacific’ (Pacifico). Anything but, it cannot be. – Except for today, yesterday and probably tomorrow.
Anything but, it cannot be.
Except for today, yesterday and probably tomorrow.
Frustrating. No, not at all.
A quiet gentle wind 7/8 knots, sometimes 9/10.
Paul Stratfold has routed me into the west-going current.
Yesterday I was making 3. 3 1/2 kts. Same wind today 4 to 4 1/2 kts, at times 5 to 6. Nearly all blue sky, a gentle sea. Broad reach. Cool to warm (extension of Peru current), the yacht has an 8-degree heel to starboard. That’s the right-hand side of the boat. (I mean yacht).
Days later (writing later), much the same as above with a little more wind and helpful current.
I am starved for any news of the world…