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    Question - "What does having a dream mean to you?"
    Answer - "A dream is a goal glimmering in the distance; it is an inner calling which, when accomplished,
    serves as the rite of passage into wisdom." Erden Eruç - Sep 17, 2004
     

    Image: The red line indicates the course made true across the Pacific Ocean. The red line indicates the course made true across the Pacific Ocean.
    Image: Seasonal winds as they are blowing today, which is the normal pattern. Seasonal winds as they are blowing today, which is the normal pattern.

    Seasonal winds
    January 25, 2015    
    I was struggling in my rowboat on the Pacific in January 2008. The La Nina conditions which developed after my launch had brought persistent southeast winds driving me west and blocking my way into the southern hemisphere. I later experienced the same problems on the Bismarck Sea in January 2009 then on the Coral Sea in January 2010.

    I have been observing the winds on my route for sometime now. Had I been rowing at those locations this year, the seasonal winds would have easily helped me make progress due south or southeast, staying on my planned route.

    The red line shows my realized course on Google Earth. The winds indicated nowadays at a comparable location by Earth wind simulator show that I had planned my route just fine, but did not have the requisite luck with cyclical climate patterns.

    Erden.

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