Heading for Palmerston/Tonga day 2 at sea 17:22.059S 155:13.405W

South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Claes Brodin
Tue 25 Aug 2009 06:06
Yesterday was a dark day at sea with light winds out of NNE forcing us to use Perkins and use diesel we so much need in the end.Passing Mopelia 8Nm to starboard a heavy rain persisted all night long.The light in the darkness was "La cuisine francaise Océanne"with fantastic crepes for dinner.Today on the other hand has been a very nice day at sea,powered by spinnacre we have kept a decent speed allthough light winds,and around midday we saw a humpbackwale jump to port of Tarita.For the moment everybody are sleeping,there´s a clear sky with the southern cross seem to port, and a delightful moonshine.All sails are up including the mizzenstaysail,and our current speed is 5.2Kts.Eric Clapton´s Leila comes out of the CD player.A moment reminding me why I do this.....