Heading for Palmerston/Tonga day 4 at sea 17:53.130S 159:38.716W

South Pacific Familyadventure 2008
Claes Brodin
Thu 27 Aug 2009 09:31
Last 24 hrs have been difficult to differ from an autumn cruise back in Europe and the North sea.With headwinds of 25-30 kts,it has been uncomfortable and very wet conditions.Our grib files though,indicates a shift to SE tradewinds tomorrow,and we are now "only" 200Nm from Palmerston.
Weather permitting,we will call in at Palmerston,allthough not possible to enter the sheltered lagoon(to shallow),we will have to stay anchored outside the reef completely exposed to all winds from west(allways ready to leave urgently out at sea, should the wind shift).People at Palmerston are the remnants of William Marsters,who came here with his 3 Polynesian wifes 1860(something for the Swedish feministic movement to dig in to).They have a reputation of being very friendly to the few cruisers who call in at this very remote atoll.We do hope weather circumstances will allow our visit there.