Saturday, April 1, 2017
Who's the Fool?
Tomorrow, on April 1, we plan to finally set out from Panama.
At least it won't be a Friday.
We checked the wind forecast a month or so ago, and it looked quite good for our impending passage. Back then, you could pick up the trades quite close to the Central American coast.
But! There seems to have been a seasonal development. The North Pacific high has started moving poleward, I suppose, and the trades have followed it.
We're looking at hundreds and hundreds of miles of verrrry light winds - most often less than 5 knots - before we get to the trades.
We really hate motoring at sea, but it looks like we are going to suck it up for a motor-fest in the coming days...