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At least the current is drifting me smartly in the right direction.Fair winds and following seas 🙂
Current Position: Hiva-Oa, Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, Pacific Ocean I always thought the subject and interesting expression. Not my problem in times of high stress. We transited the Panama Canal on the 14th and 15th of February. We arrived at the Balboa Yacht Club for fuel. We had intended to spend the night but were totally put off by the facilities. At 0000z (midnight UTC on 16 February) we headed out into the Pacific Ocean – destination Hiva-Oa, French Polynesia. This is a 4,100 nautical mile passage and we expected it to take about 41 days. The first 2,900 nm were normal for a passage: boredom, frustration, boredom, exhaustion, boredom. Wash, rinse, repeat. On the morning of March 12th I noticed that the port lower shroud was loose. I went to tightened it and discovered that it was almost completely tight. Going over to its partner, the lower starboard shroud I discovered that several of the strands of the 1×19 wire had snapped. I tightened things up. About 3 hours later
With current wind can not get south without back tracking. Need shift to east. We are slogging along in skud and occasional rain. Not much fun. Losing average speed but still above 100 nm per day. Waves on beam and light wind means lots of rocking. On a positive note 3004 nm to go. Fair winds and following seas 🙂 Please note your reply is limited to 160 Latin characters or approximately 135 for non-Latin characters. Sent via Inmarsat. The mobile satellite company
Current schedule is Sunday afternoon Atlantic locks, overnight in the lake. Monday morning Pacific locks. Google Panama Canal web cams for live Reboot action! A screen grab of us in the Canal would be great.