16:57.57S 148:40.73W 0400 Saturday 12th
We revisited our scheduling and decided that Fakarava really needed more
than the four and a half minutes we seemed to have allocated it. Also
getting to Papeete by the 14th to meet Belinda would not have been easy so
we have changed course to the southwest and are now heading directly for
Tahiti. We should be there later today.
We really need some time in a marina anyway to do some running repairs. As
well as the GPS antenna being on the blink, the radar monitor is now not
working, the satellite phone is not charging, the wind generator is worn out
and most of the light bulbs need replacing. A supermarket run and a laundry
would also be quite delightful.
I'm going to try using Colin's antique sat phone to get this email out but
if it doesn't work you are not going to know any of this until we arrive.