The last few days we've experienced lighter than desired wind as we are nearing the edge of the Pacific High. Its a windless, ever changing, amorphous blob smack in the middle of where we want to go. Every return skipper studies the behavior of the High; where it goes, what shape is it and most importantly, how to get around it without going too far out of your way. Its doesn't garner respect like a gale or a storm. Its more likely reviled because it takes your foot off the gas, takes your keys and doesn't even call a cab. For a sailors, its death.
At 7/28/2012 8:40 PM (utc) our position was 24°20.00'N 153°48.32'W
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