Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Inbound Tahiti

May 1, 2013 8:45Am local (GMT-10)
Underway Position: 17°12'S 148°50'W

Inbound Tahiti with 40nm remaining to Point Venus anchorage on the north side of Tahiti. The wind finally filled in after a slow night of motor sailing in calm conditions. Loving it right now with 12 knots out of the SSE and 8.8 knots of boat speed. If the wind continues to cooperate we may sail the additional 13nm to Marina Tahina on the west side of Tahiti today.

Water, fuel, groceries, fishing lures and a haircut for Kathy and we'll start looking for a weather window to the Cooks. At the moment it looks like the last tropical depression/cyclone of the season is tracking from Fiji past the Cooks and then dropping quickly to the southeast. That's good news as for the next 6 months we should have smooth sailing in predictable trade wind conditions.

That's it for now.

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