Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cuba to Key West - The Gulf Stream

For those of you interested in such things, here is a plot of our trip across from Cuba to Key West.  The most interesting things here are the red arrows along our track.  These arrows represent the current that we sailed in as we crossed.  The small arrows are probably about a quarter of a knot while the big ones are 4 knots!!  I found it really interesting that the velocity of the current continued to increase right up to the point where we were about 5 miles off Key West when it quickly went to almost zero!!

The Gulf Stream continues right up the coast of Florida.  We are leaving Key West today and plan to ride it for all its worth!!

Next stop Palm Beach (probably!),

-Jim and Deb

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