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Discussion: Trade Winds

in: bl; bl > 2018-02-17

Feb 18, 2018 1:44 PM # 
...but did not sleep well in spite of the gentle sounds of distant surf, the rustle of fronds and soft wind chimes....

Maybe the reason was those trade winds, that seem to blow all night. Or the memory of skippering your own yacht down there, and worrying about dragging anchor as your boat oscillates back and forth in those winds.

Very impressive running schedule...and then running a sub-6 Half when you returned! I had a similar tropic experience. In 1990 another couple and I chartered a crewed 54' Beneteau in the Cyclades Islands in the eastern Med. And I was training for the Twin Cities Marathon. We were anchored off a different isle every morning. My friends rented motor scooters to tour the island; I just ran...from topless beach to topless beach! Great motivation for 'running long!' And I ran my fastest marathon PR at Twin Cities when I returned!
Feb 18, 2018 10:53 PM # 
The wind on the windward side was fairly strong (from the SE) for about 4 days but it was quiet on the leeward side. A house on a bluff overlooking the ocean struck us as just too much the opposite of tranquility - but many do love living on the ocean. We accessed the ocean beach thru such a place, and for sale, too. The 10 mi NH seacoast is lined with mansions, now & then the view is nothing more than fog, and more so in Maine.

Running from topless to topless could make for a lively pace:-).

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