I have just happily met some new friends who were out sailing in the Pacific in their lovely boat about the same time we were in 1985 through 1991. Hard to believe we never met, although we shared many of the same anchorages just missing one another! But, as fun would have it, I just met them face to face in my own garden in Fort Lauderdale many years after crossing tacks, but never meeting, so many years ago.
They just sent me this really great web site for being able to see the winds around the Globe in real time. You can drag the Globe to wherever you want, click on the exact place where you want to get the exact wind speed and lat and long, and presto! There it comes up in the lower left hand corner of the page!
I wanted to share this with all of you as I think it is so neat! And Thank You Hugh and Carol Jones, wonderful to meet you with Claude Appaldo!