Heading south again /再び南へ

Dream Weaver current location on March 15th, 10:50 a.m. Japan Time

15. 8979 N 148.5109 W

Course 219°, Boat speed 7.2 kts.

Report from Doug

We have decided to turn south to get more established in the trade winds for the 3000 nautical mile trek West before our turn up to Japan.   The winds further south should be stronger and more consistent, and the waves will be inline with our direction if travel making things a little more comfortable

Going closer to Hawaii would have been the shortest distance, but we would have had to contended with: wind shadow of Big Island; less predictable wind and waves, approaching cold front and possible squalls and increased boat traffic.

Dougからの報告

再び南に航行することにしました。日本に向けて北上するまでの間、約3,000海里西に進むのにもっと安定した強い風を受けるためです。南の方は風も強く、断続的で波も船を押すような方向なのでもう少し快適な航行が出来ると期待できます。

ハワイに近づいて行くというのは最短距離ですが、ハワイ島が立ちはだかりウィンドシャドー となり、予期しにくい波風、寒冷前線の接近やスコールに、同じ航路の船の増加などがあります。

http://www.shiptraffic.net/2001/04/north-pacific-ocean-ship-traffic.html

One thought on “Heading south again /再び南へ

  1. Doug and Hiro,
    Sounds wise, and favorable to the term “smooth sailing”. All the best to both of you and to the faithful ship.
    We continue to cheer for you as loud as we can, hoping you can hear us.
    -Rob and Sandrine

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