Originally Posted by charlieatsea
very kind for your reply. But surely i should head further south before heading across. i do not intend to go to NY but my destination
is Salvador de Bahia
Do you know this route/destination ?
You didn't put that in your original post, so you can expect us to be mind readers
Yes, Gib, Canaries, Cape Verd Islands, Receiffe Brazil, not Forteleza.
The interesting thing to note there are the currents split and one goes north the other south so if you are heading to Salvador de Bahia you want the south setting current
Barnakeil is right that technically there is no bad season, except you will be blasted from Gib, and Cape Verd could be bad in the hurricane
season, but you can definitly leave the Canary Islands before those crossing to the Caribbean
The ICTZ when I went to Brazil 12 years ago was about 200 miles wide. It's kinds fun to go through... The squalls have wind
otherwise nothing so instead of avoiding squalls you run towards them!
Salvador de Bahia is truly wonderful. I won't have to suggest having a good time, its impossible not to.