Great - but be warned this is the time of year that the waters between Jamaica and Columbia
start to get bigger and the winds start to howl. Currently it is not too bad with 8 ft seas and 20-25kts from the east. But Low pressure areas are forming just off Columbia
and we are seeing some days with 25-35 kt winds from the east and 10 ft (3 meter) seas. This area gets more active as the summer progresses.
- - Currently this week winds and waves from Florida
to Jamaica have been extra low and winds very light - seas 1 to 3 ft (<1 meter) and 10-15 kt winds from all over the compass
. So you might just be motoring across the Gulf Stream
and through the Bahamas.
- - If you wanted to avoid this area between Jamaica and Columbia you might consider working your way east to Puerto Rico
and then heading south to the A.B.C. (Aruba; Bonaire
; Curacao) islands and then turn west along the South American coastline to Cartagena.