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At sea: Last full night

June 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Had a great sundowner drink on deck last night gliding along effortlessly.  Just got to the end of the limes from Galapagos which we add to sparkling water, bitters and rum.  The night watch reminded me of the penultimate day at sea in the Atlantic – glad to be reaching land but sad to be leaving behind our own special little world.

Went slightly to the north to be ready for the wind change to the ENE.

Position: [-9.230,-137.705] at 15:00 local, 23:00 GMT 18th June
24hr run:  140 miles by GPS,  141 miles through water.
87.3 miles to Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands. ETA at 5 knots:  GMT 20th June
Wind: ENE 12 knots Sea: SE swell 1.5m
Sky:  30% cloud cover fluffy clouds

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg