In Search of Wind
If you have been following my track on Yellow Brick (there is a button on my web page at stanleyparis.com) you will see that I have rounded Brazil instead of going towards South Africa I am going due south and soon even a little west - yet my destination is to the east…so what gives? Well, I am being routed around a large south Atlantic high pressure zone in which there is little to no wind. Dodge Morgan thus far had better wind, both in the Caribbean and now the South Atlantic, and was able to run a more direct course to his target. So Dodge once again had the advantage, but we have only just begun with 4,500 miles down and some 22,000 miles to go.