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Friday, November 16, 2012

Almost to Samoa

IDENT: WDF2150 & KF7TDY
TIME: 2012/11/16 20:53 (10:53AM local)
LATITUDE: 14-50.52S
LONGITUDE: 169-18.15W

About 85 nautical miles to Pago Pago, American Samoa and we are set to arrive around 1AM on Saturday morning. Pago Pago is a major port with good navigational aids and if the weather looks reasonable we'll go for it. The tough part will be anchoring in the dark. I understand the anchor situation is worse than it was in 2006 when at one point we had a rust 55 gallon drum stuck on the anchor. After the Tsunami in 2009 it now possible to foul your anchor with ever more interesting bits of debris like a kiddy swimming pool or Lazy Boy recliner.

The weather has been squally and it's getting hot, I suspect this is just a warm up for the real HOT that will come later in the tropical summer.

That's it for now.

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