Yeah, I'll say...I knew leaving San Diego Monday afternoon I would hit it, but there was no way around this big circular "HIGH" that lay across my path to the west. What I'm talking about is a big circle of high pressure and very light winds a couple three hundred miles across. So, this morning around 08:00 I stayed right on my course for Hawaii and sailed straight into it !
Yes, I could've tried to sail over it, or around it, but my forecast tells me my winds and way through the center of the High will arrive around midnight tonight, making this the shorter and faster route...of course, if the forecast is wrong, ESPIRITU and I will hobble along at one and half knots a little longer...me ? I'm not gonna worry bout it...gazing upon this entirely empty, flat and silent ocean surrounding me is powerful, eerie, memorable, and UNAVOIDABLE.
Might as well enjoy it!