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At sea: Trick or Treat

October 31st, 2009 · No Comments

One advantage of being at sea today is no children holding you to ransom for some sweets!  We do have a pumkin aboard but its being kept as good eating in a few days.  The islanders on Oua, our last stop in Tonga, as always want to give you food so we have pineapples, papaya, coconuts and both cooking and eating bananas.  The pumkin was bought in Neiafu, Vavau before we left exactly a week ago.

We have caught a mahi mahi fish which will keep us in fresh fish for quite a few days.  It has been good fishing in this area and all the boats are reporting catches.

Position: 20°32′ 175°07′ [-20.528,-175.119] at local 16:00, GMT 03:00 31st October 2009
1103 miles to Opua, NZ. ETA at 5 knots:  21:09 9th November local time
Wind: SE 10 knots Sea: smooth with SW swell 1.0m
Sky:  80% cloud cover, rain ahead

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg