You want to sail from Liverpool, England to Buenos Ares, Argentina. You are going to prepare your ship with food, supplies, animals, and of course beer. What kind of ship will you choose, what kinds of supplies/animals do you bring, and how long do you anticipate your voyage taking?

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The choice of a ship for crossing the Atlantic will be dictated by the weather in the areas to sail through as well as currents and atmospheric circulation. Taking into consideration the humid climate in the departure and arrival points, it is necessary to have a ship that will protect the crew from precipitation and direct sunlight. For this reason, a yacht seems the best option. On the one hand, it will allow taking the necessary number of people on board and the needed equipment and supplies. On the other hand, the size of this type of ship will enable us to move fast enough.

The planned voyage will take place in the North Atlantic Ocean. Sailing through this ocean involves experiencing the impact of various winds, gyres, currents, and temperatures. Ocean gyres are large systems of circular ocean currents created by the global wind patterns and the Earth’s rotation. The North Atlantic Gyre starts with the northward flow of the Gulf Stream. This gyre is rather predictable and always flows in a clockwise path around the North Atlantic Ocean. There is the Canary Current in the North Atlantic. Temperatures on the Northern Atlantic coast vary between 8 and 23 degrees Celsius.

An important part of the voyage is the preparation of food supplies. First of all, it is necessary to involve all crew members in writing the shopping list and in the shopping itself. That way, it will be easier to avoid misunderstandings and complaints during the trip. Also, crew members may have allergies to some foods or diseases preventing them from consuming some foods. That is why each member of the team must participate in arrangements. When thinking about products to take, one should keep in mind their shelf life and nutrition value. For instance, pears and apples can last for a long time, while bananas ripe very quickly and may become rotten soon. As for vegetables, cabbage is a good option since it can be stored for a long time and can be used to prepare different dishes such as salads or stewed food.

As for meat, it is necessary to have it vacuum-sealed before freezing. By doing so, it is possible to keep the meat fresh for some time in case a freezer becomes broken, or there is no power for some time. Apart from these important food preparations, special attention should be paid to water supplies. It is always necessary to take more than one expects to consume because of emergencies during the journey.

To estimate the duration of the voyage, it is necessary to consider the distance between the two cities. The calculator on the FreeMapTools website suggests that the direct distance or distance as the crow flies between Liverpool, England, and Buenos Aires, Argentina is 11158.737 kilometers. Assuming that a very expensive modern yacht can sail approximately 300 kilometers in 24 hours, the voyage will take at least 35 days. However, it is also necessary to take into consideration the winds and currents that can slow down the speed and make the journey longer. Also, I am not sure that I will be able to afford the most convenient and modernized yacht. Thus, in the best scenario, I might expect to arrive in Buenos Aires in 50-60 days after departing Liverpool.

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