Sunday, February 8, 2009
Enroute to Hawaii our ship is most probably going to experience winds from the Northeast. These winds are called the Tradewinds and blow from approximately 30 degrees latitude towards the equator, generally the whole year through. The name Tradewinds dates from the 17th and 18th century when expeditions were set out across the ocean. Expeditions from countries at a higher latitude, i.e. Spain, Portugal, England and Holland would first sail southward and then cross the ocean, making full use of the Tradewinds.