|Man-O-War - Manasquan Passage|
Man-O-War Cay, 20 May 2009
|Here is Baltic Breeze, an Athena 38, at the dock at Edwins #2 Boatyard on Man-O-War Cay.|
|Sunset at Man-O-War.|
22 May 2009
We got back on Thursday. The weather and wind were favorable and we had a pretty good passage. We were visited by dolphins three mornings and saw some whales breaching off in the distance one day. Below is a plot of the course we took. I've plotted the SOG (Speed Over Ground) and SMG (Speed Made Good towards the final destination) using the 12-hour position reports (shown with the red "balloons" on the map). So those are 12-hour averages shown in the plot.
Here is out track overlayed on an old plot of the Gulf Stream
The Gulf Stream plot is from April 2003 so I don't know how relevant it is.
We chose to turn north from the Bahamas where we did because the wind was very favorable at that point (15-20 knots from the east as I recall) and we figured we would take advantage of it while we could.
Photos from Henry
- This looks like a pretty good writeup regarding Spot.