We have come 155nm NNE on the 2nd leg of the rally, after an overnight passage that gave us some great and some frustrating sailing.
The great sailing was in perfect beam reaching conditions on calm seas under azure blue skies.
A large pod of Melon Headed Whales passed within a few feet of the boat and different schools of dolphins came to play at various times during the day.
Evening saw the wind fade but after just a few hours motoring we had enough wind to sail to the start of the channel between the islands by first light.
Despite some basic research we misjudged our arrival and suffered through 6 hours of head currents up to 6 knots, reducing our speed at times to 1.2 knots.
The 20nm stage took 6 hours to complete and 28 hours in all for a relatively short passage.
We are now anchored in deep water just offshore from the small town of Kalibahi.
Lunch and some sleep are required to recharge the batteries and dim the frustration.
Just another day in paradise.