Fw: Tonga Tomorrow

The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Tue 17 May 2011 05:21
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Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 5:15 PM
Subject: Tonga Tomorrow

Position at 1700 NZST 21.31.1912S 176.14.1013W
Course 030 Speed 7 sailing in a lightish ENE Breeze, sea state light.
Hi All,
Last night at sea for a while, we wll all be glad to arrive in Tonga tomorrow, only 55 nm to go - hooray! This passge has been our longest and most challenging to date, but despite the heavy weather and other adventures, the boat and crew are holdig up very well indeed.
Last night we fell ito a bit of a hole windwise for seven hours so we just pretended we were at anchor until the breeze sprug up at abut 0100 this morning. In keeping with the quarrantine requirements, we have been reducing our fresh food holdings to such an extent that there are now sevral six-packs f beer in the food fridge. Won't see that again for a while....
Tomorrow romises to be a busy one with custom clearance on arrival, a big cleanup of the boat, and then ashore to "Big Mama's" our rally base at Pangiomotu Island for the usual end of passage Bachhanalian feast. This one might be bigger than usual....
So, until tomorrow, TTFN
P.S. Mark and Ange, will confrm by blog our safe arrival tomorrow so you can cancel the SAR Watch when you see it. Thanks for the cover.