Departed Minerva for Tonga
The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Sun 15 May 2011 05:00
Position at 1700 NZST 23.32.4674S 178.39.1532W
Sailing at 5 - 6 knots wind NNE 10 knots, overcast and 29 deg C.
We have just enjoyed a very relaxing and restorative visit to North Minerva Reef where we did a few mnor boat jobs, went snorkelling and reef walking, and generally caught up on sleep and sustenance. Much recovered, we have departed Minerva this afternoon and are now sailing in light breezes more suited to Equinox (and her crew) and making good progress towards Tonga where we should arrive sometime Tuesday.
The forecast for the passage is quite light, so we will most likely have to motor tomorrow for a period, which is fine as we will be able to make water, have showers, and perhaps even do some school....
All is well with the good ship Equinox and her company,