Half Way Across the Gulf Stream

Sea Mist > Sold to New Owners July 2016
John and Cheryl Ellsworth
Wed 4 Nov 2009 22:00

34 3474 41 W

Gulf Stream is relatively wide for our arrival and transit….about 75 nm across; We hit the western boundary around 11 am and now at 4:30 pm we are about half way across. Should be exiting the Eastern Boundary by 11 pm. It was very turbulent with nasty confused seas on the Western boundary for a few hours….then settled down.


Water temperature in the stream is 82 F   28 C ; now that is a quick way to leave fall/winter behind!


Have only been able to get 10 hours of sailing in so far so have used up 20 % of our fuel….can’t keep that up….hoping to see sailable winds in coming days….hopefully not too nasty on the seas dimension.


All is well.

DTG to Charlotte Amalie, St Vincent USVI:    1109 nm