Currently nearly at the 500 to go point, crossing
something called the Marquesas Fracture Zone..........maybe the edge of a
tectonic plate ? This morning we ran up the cruisinbg chute together with the
poled out genoa and now making about 7 knots after a slow night. The bigger
boats have caught up quite a bit !
Someone asked about watch patterns. We are running
2 hour watches overnight and Michael and I split three hour watches durinbg the
day. So eg for me its 4 to 6 am, 8 to 11 am, 2 to 5 pm and 10 to midnight. The
routtine is set around thewatches, breakfast ( 8.30 ish ), radio net at 10am,
get the weather e.mails and blog, lunch around 1pm , catch up on sleep
andread in the afternoon, beer at 5pm, supper ( the main meal of the day ) and
then sleep before your first night watch. Oh........and we're allowed a
shower every 3rd day !!!!
Today our clocks went back an hour , the second
adjustment since we left the Galapagos. When we reach the Marquesas they get
adjusted back a further 1.5 hours. At that point ( given the UK has just gone
forward an hour ) we will be 10.5 hours behind you.
On the way to Niku Hiva we will take a look at Fatu
Hiva where the anchiorage looks stunning.............but we're not allowed
ashore there as we won't have logged on with immigration and customs.
Hoping to be at FH on the 10th though that may be a squeeze and at NH on the
Thats all for now...........oh, and still no
fish its clearly a conspiracy, they sent word ahead !