Friday, April 20, 2012

Rutea Day 5

Well it's a beautiful Saturday Morning! The good news is that we have been able to change our course and we are now headed towards Fiji- the Port Denerau side of Viti Levu, anyway! This has been a good lesson in "where you think you are headed, might not be where you end up"!

We still have 25 to 30 knot winds and we had squalls all night. The seas are still four meters and since we are still sailing under try sail and staysail, we are only making between 5 and 6 knots an hour. If things calm down later, we will take down the trysail and put up a double reefed main, but I don't want to do it now... :) Chart Plotter says we have 475 miles to go which will put us in on Tuesday. I'm going to pull up the gribs now and see what they say.

We are eating pretty simply- like saltines with hummus, granola bars and apples. What are you having for breakfast??

R of Rutea
At 4/19/2012 8:00 PM (utc) Rutea's position was 28°08.12'S 175°13.30'E

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1 comment:

  1. Omeletye, toast, and an apple and thinking of you guys at sea. Glad you are heading in the right direction and hope the squalls settle down soon!