And God said…


“Let there be light.” Dawn is always a special time. Fair winds and following seas 🙂
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Savusavu


Savusavu anchorage at dawn. We had a delightful 4 day transit from Neifu, Vava u, Kingdom of Tonga to Savusavu, Fiji. Our entire time in Tonga had been accented by almost daily rain. We expected to have rain on the transit. We left under cloudy skies and once out of the island influence the skies cleared. We had beautiful clear skies all the way to Savisavu. Winds were consistently about 20 knots. We set the whisker pole and had a fast downwind run. We arrived early on Sunday morning (bad planning, it meant we had to pay overtime to check in.) We started the engine for the final approach but the winds kept shifting so we were able to sail. Then, for no apparent reason the engine overheated. (Rule 7) We shut it down and continued to sail. At that point the wind died to zero. I took advantage of the calm to go down and see if the engine had overheated from a lack of sea water flow. All of a sudden the boat healed 15 degrees. We had gone from zero wind to 20 knots in 5 seconds with a maj
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Dawn after a night off light rain showers. Becalmed for about 2 hours. Wind filling in and getting back some way. Everything in the cockpit is wet. 1744 nm to go to Nuka-Hiva, Marquesas. Yesterday we moved Davyd s kiteboard from under the dinghy to inside Reboot. It was sitting on top of the hatch for the forward stateroom. The stateroom was very damp and needed more airflow. We picked up the dinghy, untied the kiteboard bag, moved it, and resecured the dinghy. On the bow in 6 foot seas. Fun! As I write XO is sunning himself on the Lido deck a.k.a. Davyd s lap. 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
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Skud running all day. Dawn wind 6 knots. We got up to 4 knots with apparent wind shifted all the way to thebow. Could not turn south west for more consistent trades without going into irons. We sighted a whale and a pod of juvenile dolphins. We took advantage of the light air and flat seas to do a load of laundry. High temps spawned squals with winds to 20 knots and rain. Waves kicked up to 5 feet. Was able to head west but course SW was very rough. Tonigit beautiful sky with some residual squalls around Reboot. We go into the night with 50% jib and no main at 5.5 knots. 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
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