I'm looking for a simple explanation of the currents in the Gulf of Panama
We experienced extremely strong currents running against us when we sailed from Punta Mala, heading NE toward the Pearl Islands. We rounded the point on a flood tide, hoping for some relief from the current
, but the tidal flow did nothing for us.
We'll soon be traveling East from the Pearl Islands to the Vista Mar Marina and we're trying to determine the best route
given the currents.
My understanding is that the current
in the Gulf runs in a generally counterclockwise motion, north from Ecuador
City area, then turning to the southeast toward Punta Mala. Am I completely crazy?
We would greatly appreciate any information about planning a route
between the Pearl Islands and Vista Mar Marina (about 35 miles southwest of Panama City).