On Passage to Tonga - Day 1

Mark & Sue Owen
Fri 9 Oct 2015 21:09
15:27.95S 172:39.57W

Miles to go: 204

All is well on board and we're settling in to the passage well-reefed down and hard on the wind.

We've been trying to remember our last significant passage to windward and not since our trip from the U.S. Virgin Islands to St Martin, in the Caribbean a few years ago, have we travelled so far against the elements.

Macushla of course relishes these conditions - less so her crew! There's a big sea running with the odd wave breaking over the bimini, so we're having a wetter ride than usual. But Macushla is looking after us well and tenaciously holding on to our rhumb line course, steadily ticking off the miles.