Sunday 1st July - Approaching the End of the Road
Sunday 1st July – We Can Almost Smell the Coffee
now around 2130 ship’s time on Sunday and 0630 BST on Monday morning in the
now we have about 250NM to run to
By this time tomorrow we should have well under 100NM to run and be looking to come to anchor in Tahauku Bay close to the port of Atuona, on the south of the island, sometime on Tuesday morning. If that all works out the 3,000NM passage will have taken less than 18 days which is very respectable – an overall average speed of 7 knots.
Our clocks and watches all go back a further hour (to GMT-9 hours) at tomorrow (Monday) lunchtime – as you can see we have just crossed the 135º meridian. We’ll put them back a further half hour once we get to anchor to conform to local Marquesas time. So; we’ll be 10.5 hours behind BST from Tuesday morning onwards.