07-Aug-2006 -- Underway with a cargo of cement from Callao (Peru) through the Panama Canal to Baton Rouge (Louisiana) today we passed the westernmost tip of Cuba, Cabo San Antonio on the Península of Guanahacabibes, in which vicinity is the confluence 22N 85W.
I have rounded Cabo San Antonio many times, and I knew usually the coast is well visible from this Confluence. Today, however, I was not too lucky, as numerous rainshowers were crossing the area. Well visible from the Confluence was Cabo San Antonio lighthouse, a yellow masonry tower, 23 metres high, which from there bears 160° (SSE).
Looking SE we see the rather featureless coastline around Punta Cajón, and towards SSE the SW-end of Península de Guanahacabibes.
The coast around Cabo San Antonio is low and tree covered. Finally, I attach a general look to SSE which shows the area seen from the Confluence.
Having a look towards West of course no land must be expected, but as here the through route from the Panama Canal to several ports in the Gulf of Mexico meets a number of other routes crossing West Caribbean Sea, traffic is quite intense. The largest ship we met was the "Carnival Miracle", coming from Miami and bound for Grand Cayman Island.