Day 16 - 08 48.80S 134 08.13W
Mike and Liz Downing
Sun 16 May 2010 01:17
At noon today we had 290 miles to go, so we are still on target to get in on Monday morning. We're heading for Fatu Hiva, the most easterly of the Marquesas and they say the most beautiful. Strictly we should go on to Hiva Oa, which is about 35 miles from Fatu Hiva, to check in and then return to Fatu Hiva, but that would mean coming back against the wind and sea. No one does that and most of the yachts we talk to on the net are stopping in Fatu Hiva first and risking a possible fine. We have a legitimate reason for going there as the anchorage is much easier to get into if we have to sail all the way in. It's also supposed to be a much calmer anchorage than Hiva Oa for doing any work we need to do to find and repair the leak in our fuel tank.
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