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Wondertime Sails to the South Pacific – Day 24

It’s been a good 24 hours. This past night was much more pleasant with only a few passing rain sprinkles. We’ve been sailing with a conservative sail plan at night, in order to make reefing easier for the person on watch with squalls still all over the horizon. Last night we sailed with our genoa and mizzen only and made 3-4 knots all night. Slow, but steady and the sails stayed full.

Today however, has been a day of perfect tradewind sailing. Full sails up, 15 knots just aft of the beam, light SE swell running. We’ve been making nearly 6 knots the entire day. So nice. We are thinking that we may be shouting land-ho! tomorrow evening but our landfall will likely be Thursday morning.

Leah wrote a message and we sealed it up in a bottle and tossed it over this afternoon at 07 45’S, 136 24’W. If you find it on a beach somewhere, do let us know.

Total miles at noon: 2487
Miles since yesterday: 101
Miles to Hiva Oa: 204
Limes ready for margaritas when we arrive (since there were 0 tuna caught for ceviche): 77

3 Comments

  1. You should be smelling the distinctive odor of firma terra very soon! Congrats on a long, safe passage.

  2. Dani says:

    Woohoo!! almost there. I bet the look at your daughters faces when they see land for the first time will be priceless.

    Dani

    1. Paul says:

      That’s a lot of limes! 🙂