Heading for where?
John & Stella Dyer
Fri 15 May 2015 10:57
We left in a hurry yesterday after seeing the latest weather data, seems about 10 of us did from either Bora Bora or Raiatea. Originally we planned on leaving Thursday and heading straight down the rum line to Niue, there was a small weather system but way to our south, what chnaged our minds was that the weather system had moved North and that we wanted to be out of its strongest winds. So our current course has been West or NW to try to get further North than ideal but should be out of the way of the bad stuff.
Means if all goes well we get to Niue on Weds or Thursday next week, missing out Suwarrow to hopefully catch back up with the fleet.
Niue is one of those places whuch is an independent countyr, but in the middle of no where, its a small island approx 20 miles to drove around, with no harbour or anchorage, they have laid some 20 mooring buoys for visiting yachts and are very welcoming. Their supplies are brought in by a ship and then transferred by lighter (look it up) to the shore, so should be a fascinating place.