Here is a cool video that makes it really easy to see just how busy some of world’s most busy shipping lanes really are. Most people don’t give two hoots about how most things they use daily come from. Almost everything we use daily is shipped via ship, train, or truck, and sometimes multiple variations of these combined. In this video you can clearly see the pathways that enable shippers to get from point A to point B and how popular those routes are.
Through the use of AIS (automatic Identification System), this video is possible:
The weather map shown in the photo, has a 975 milli bar low over near the U.S. West Coast. Guess where we have been…..yep, that’s right. Getting our asses handed to us for a couple days. The worst of it had 70+ gusts and 35′ swells. We made less than three knots over a 24 hour period. The area near Cape Blanco which lies near the S. Oregon / N. Cal. Border I’d where we got worked.