Less than 20 hours to go! The winds have dropped off some and the seas aren't quite as big and we're very happy that this passage is almost over. I had almost forgotten the tropical weather with the warm, moist air and 80-degree water. It's overcast today and we have seen some squalls but that's life in the tropics.
All is well on board Rutea - her systems continue to operate flawlessly and she's pulling like a team of mules. We're excited about reaching a new destination; showers, hot food and a calm anchorage tie for a close second. Frankly, I wonder if we'll ever be able to get the salt off this boat - it's everywhere!
We'll write more when we arrive and get settled.
At 4/22/2012 9:15 PM (utc) Rutea's position was 20°14.49'S 176°41.89'E
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