Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Tue 15 May 2012 02:39
15:41.3S 154:28.5W 172 miles covered, 523 miles to go
There is only 12 knots of wind so we are plodding along in the middle of the fleet at between 5 and 6 knots. We have our fishing lines out, but we are going too slow to stand much chance of catching anything. The fish can mosey up to Jezebel, take a look and decide she is not as tasty as they first thought. Actually Jezebel is getting a bit long in the tooth and maybe that is why she is no longer as attractive to the fish. Yesterday Bertie was giving her a new skirt to try and spruce her up a bit, but she broke in two. Perhaps it is time to introduce daughter of Jezebel to the water.
If you go directly between Bora Bora and Suwarrow then you hit an island called Motu One. Fortunately this was pointed out in the sailing notes and so we plotted a course around it rather than through it. Right now we are just passing Motu One, so here is a scintillating picture of some palm trees in the distance.