L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Fri 5 Jul 2013 20:11
13 16 59 S 166 41 56 W
Still rockin & rollin but today under solid grey skies just like the ones we left behind;but very warm,Gusts to 40knt overnight in short bursts from 15knt so plenty of uppin and downin.
Magnificent light show 20km northwest of us last night Huge blasts of lightening for houirs.Lucky us not to be too close. Could almost ahve been volcanic or the US fleet exercising.
280nm to go so plans for Sunday am look good. Have just crossed another time line so now 11 hrs behind GMT.Next one is the dateline and we will gain a day .
Boat going well and genset  working (touch wood
With still some way to go .the Pacific or this part of it is proving the most difficult so far both weather wise and from the anchoring point of view not a part of the world for the lightly experienced