Across Gulf Stream and Heading South
10 November 2013 | 31 24'N:76 29W
After making 125nm on Friday, the Gulf Stream taught us a lesson on Saturday, holding us to a mere 85nm. A Gulf Stream forecast had indicated a region of low current SE of Little River, SC, so we set a waypoint and made for this "door" in the Gulf Stream. As Gary put it, apparently it was a "revolving door." We spent 24 hours bucking 2-3 kts of current in a peculiar NW eddy. Making matters worse, a forecast HIGH that was supposed to pass over Hatteras, instead moved over top of us and killed our wind. Engine is on and we're making our way south now. We expect winds to fill in tonight from NE.
Layers of clothes are starting to come off as temperatures warm. We're down to short sleeves. We'll using this "engine day" to relax and get some chores done. I have a line in the water, hoping for Mahi Mahi for dinner.
The Satlink has worked beautifully for getting weather and, yes, posting to blogs. In the pic, Tom caught me working this morning.