Jefferson’s Ocean – Voyage 20
EXPLORE THE JOURNEY ON THE INTERACTIVE MAP STARTING FROM THE PORT OF SAVANNAH, GEORGIA
HOVER OVER THE ICONS ABOVE TO EXPLORE THE VOYAGE ROUTE
SHARE THIS VOYAGE
Traffic was light in the Canal and while the humidity was up, the temperature held to the mid 80’s. Pulling away from the locks at Balboa and entering the Pacific Ocean, the typhoon season was already three months under way. A season unlike the Atlantic Hurricane season that extends over a 6-7 month period, typhoons in the Pacific can occur at any time throughout the year.
OCEAN Voyage 20 was headed south towards the Equator and the storm activity was well to the north. Crossing the Equator, the seasons switched from spring to autumn. Seas were slight, skies were clear, the temperature remained a balmy 85° and the ocean continued to sparkle like liquid gold. With the exception of a rough spot during our run between Melbourne and Fremantle, Voyage 20 had smooth sailing up and around the Pacific Rim, back through the Caribbean, up the east coast of the U.S. and in and out of the North Atlantic. As we docked at 7:40 A.M. in Savannah, the sun had risen over a still and golden sea; just as it had upon departure. Steady temperatures and gentle seas had a mellowing effect on the crew and the Bourbon of OCEAN Voyage 20 and you can experience its golden glow neat or shimmering over an ice cube or two.