to Falmouth in July, opinions sought. All responses appreciated.
If I have it correctly, a common approach is to make up the coast to somewhere off Mistaken Point, Newfoundland
, before hopefully being able to pick good weather
to make the jump across the Labrador Current
, then making way northward to 50N and before heading due East. Maybe I have it wrong, you tell me.
Accepting the vagaries of the weather
and their influence on decisions of the moment, I have a couple questions I hope you will indulge me in-
My understanding is that a more inshore route
is preferable than a more southerly one because it is more direct and because any potential benefit from chasing the Gulf Stream
can just as easily be negated by eddies? Also, a more southerly route
means having to make more northing later on when it might not be desirable to do so?
I have read some who suggest a passage
inside LIS and through the CCC is favorable but my sense is to go well enough offshore
and stay there. Does anyone have a solid reason for or against going outside of Nantucket
Assuming your route is well enough offshore
, is there any reason to go so far as off shore as to be outside of Sable Island?
Once you are in the vicinity of Mistaken Point, just exactly what weather are you hoping to pick to make the jump across the Labrador Current
? My sense is that cooler north winds will diminish the presence of fog
, which brings me to my next question…
July is supposed to be like the worst month for fog
on the Grand Banks
. I have no idea what this means but it makes me wonder if a southern route could be taken to avoid it? I am not sure if the fog lies strictly at the interface of the Labrador Current and the Gulf Stream
, or if it is broader and more regional in its scope
Lastly, once you step off for the home stretch, any thoughts besides that the center of the low is to you left when the wind
is at your back?