A change in the Weather
L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Wed 3 Jul 2013 18:40
13 21 62 S 161 52 12 W
Now 60 km from Suwwaru . Met with a fronrtal syst5em over night with wind to 40 kt + .Still dealing with the wind but feels light at 38 kt . No problem . Boat stayed on course at 6kt with storm jib +tail end of no 1 .
Problem now is very to try Suwarrow or continue to Samoa (500 nm ). Even more important is not to hit Suwarru since i´´m not sure the coordinates are correct ie GPS to chart . Hopefully wind is dropping so decision may get easier later.
Incidentally we have had rain but couldn´t persuade Penny to go on fordeck to erect raincatcher in force 9.Hurrah for watermakers