A slower day

Miss Molly 4
Bob & Peggy Wilkerson/Geoff & Merel Pettifer
Fri 17 Oct 2008 17:43
16:54.52 S 159:21.35 W

Our 2nd 24 hour run resulted in 174 Nm, not too bad either. However, slowly
but surely our wind is phasing out and we are now moving around the 6 kts
mark. That has the one advantage that the seas are getting smoother.
However, as soon as we get below 7 kts of boat speed the sails start to
flog. No matter what - every boat is a compromise and on a boat you're
always compromising.

Still have not felt like fishing. And with the reduced boat speed we think
not a single healthy fish would go for such a slow lure anyway. But we can
consider ourselves lucky. Our buddies on My Way who left Bora Bora one day
before us have now run out of wind and are motoring. That may be our fate
soon as well, but in the mean time we will make the most of the wind while
it lasts.

We do have one quarter of the trip in the pocket now and that's something!

Geoff & Merel