I'm not sure what day this is. I know that it's November 7 (on this side of the Date Line) but I'm not sure how to describe it in terms of our passage from Vanuatu to Australia. We spent 3 (or was it 4?) days at Chesterfield Reef and we left there two days ago. Our destination of Bundaberg, Queensland, is 230 nautical miles from where we are right now.
The day started off with a good scare from our electronics - the circuit breaker for the autopilot tripped and took out all our sailing instruments. Then I got pooped on by a big wave and has I was hoisting the spinnaker pole, it came off the stud and came crashing onto the deck. Luckily, no one was hurt - not even the deck.
But the afternoon mellowed out, the seas flattened and we started making some good time. Now that it's evening, the wind is picking back up as it so often does. I just furled the mizzen and I'm about to tuck a reef into the main. Corie's cooking spaghetti and meatballs for dinner, then we'll settle in for our routine of night watches.
All is well aboard Rutea.
At 11/7/2012 7:02 AM (utc) Rutea's position was 22°13.00'S 155°37.00'E
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