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At Sea: Normal Trade winds

June 16th, 2009 · No Comments

After a few days of the abnormal now we have what we expected.  SE trade winds, a few fluffy clouds and some favourable current.  ETA at this speed is Friday morning.  We can enter the anchorage at night but may slow a little to enter just as it gets light.  Marquesas are 9:30 hours behind GMT.  Kirsty has been able to change her flight to Tahiti so we now have a few days to explore the Marquesas Islands but a few days chilling out first!

Position: [-8.672,-132.693] at 15:00 local, 23:00 GMT 16th June
24hr run: 167 miles by GPS, 159 miles through water. Current is back!
383 miles to Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands. ETA at 5 knots: 03:31 GMT 20th June
Wind: ESE 17 knots Sea: SE swell 2m
Sky:  30% cloud cover

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg