Position: 36º 40.218′ N 67º 9.75′ W
We crossed the Gulf Stream last night. I had delayed our departure,
specifically to avoid a wind against current situation, and as we
progressed, I routed to the most advantageous angle of attack, but
despite my best efforts, we ended up with 20+ knots against 3 knots of
current. It was a bumpy 12 hours.
That said, it was one of the best birthday’s I have had, and we came out
the other end, unscathed, if a bit fatigued.
Today we’ve got 15-20 knots just aft of the beam and blue sky as we make
our way toward Bermuda. With any luck we won’t have to motor more than
12 more hours between here and Grenada.
The kids are in good spirits, and were totally amazed by the ice cream
that accompanied the birthday cake. Oh, and the temperature rose as we
entered the gulf stream to the point where we are all in shorts!
All is well.