Day 8 Golf Stream! Annapolis Passage
According to the surface temperatures downloaded from the SSB we are on the wall of the gulf stream and the current that we are in is reflecting that observation. For the last 4 hours we have been flying by at 8kts knocking off nautical mile after mile. I am hoping that the wind remains with us as we make a dash for the Chesapeake bay 120 nautical miles away. Based on the weather out look we are facing light winds as enter we Chesapeake Bay which means more motoring. It sure would be a joy to sail the remaining 100 miles up the Chesapeake under a spinnaker but mother nature will tell us soon. I must say, now that we are days from finally having Dragonsbane back to were she began is a moving experience in its self. In a few days the sailing loop around the world will be total complete from every aspect of what it takes sail around the world. So what is next?
current position: 34* 41.3’N, 74* 37.2’W, SOG 7.8kts, COG 349*M, WS 14kts, Swell -1 meter, Current speed 1.2kts, 1022mb