20:14.94S 166:19.95W Sunday 1st June 0700
It was a bit chilly last night. I very nearly put on a pair of socks for the
first time in six months.
We are still bobbing around at sea between the Cook Islands and Nuie with
about 200 miles left to go.
About 90 miles up ahead there is an isolated bit of almost-land called
Beveridge Reef. As we will be approaching in the dark, and a note on the
chart says that the reef might actually be 3 miles from its charted
position, we might be giving the place a wide berth but it would have been
interesting to drop anchor in an ocean that is normally two or three miles
Not a lot has been happening otherwise. Some minutiae of everyday life;
Colin is still catching only tuna of the skipjack variety which none of us
much like although they sometimes end up on the table; I am trying to nag
Heike into breaking a serious tomato ketchup habit but having no more
success than Colin.
Cooking a full English breakfast in a Force 6 is my challenge of the day and
ketchup is permitted!