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post #135 of Old 03-24-2019
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Re: Caribbean, What works and doesn't

Think itís more than 300. Think thereís three populations.
Those going back and forth to North America or Europe.
Those going up and down from Grenada/Trinidad.
Those passaging through on the way to/from Panama or following the North Atlantic gyre.
Think each group may vary their travels by a week or two but basically travel as a herd. Think this is due to weather windows but also by the need to be out of the zone or on the hard by hurricane season or cross oceans in season.
Agree I definitely saw the same boats over and over again in the leewards. And now the same in the windwards. Suspect it would be the same in the Bahamas of which I have limited experience. But also believe itís three different clusters with a fourth cluster for true transients just passing through.
Hence, even not counting charters think itís a lot more than 300. Hell, I have a whole draw committed to boat cards and Iím pretty antisocial.

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