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At Sea: Elvis the Gecko

July 19th, 2009 · No Comments

We had a sail by today by an Oyster 66 – Elvis the Gecko.  Great to see sailing boats at close range, especially in the middle of nowhere.  They have been in several of the same anchorages as us in the Marquesas and are Scottish – Martin is from Dumfriesshire and Sammy from Perth.  We are both on the way to the Tuamotu Archipelago probably both to Fakarava [-16.298,-145.627].

Great sailing weather, sunshine and a beam reach in force 4.  Enough free electricity not to need to run the engine – long may it continue.

Position: 10°55S’ 141°31W’      [-10.922,-141.507] at 16:00 local Sat 18th, 02:00 GMT Sun 19th July
142 miles by GPS in last 22 hours .
394 miles to Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands. ETA at 6 knots:  10:51 local Tues 21st July

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg