Day 3 to Raratonga
Michael Hughes and Ger White
Thu 10 Jun 2010 21:09
An uneventful passage so far--but a lack of wind.
We managed to sail for about 10 hours yesterday evening and through the night--just enough wind to sail by--but around 0400 the wind died again and we've been motoring ever since on a flat sea and under a hot sun. Plenty of time for reading and relaxing!
Expect to arrive Raratonga tomorrow morning sometime--we'll need some more diesel, given the amount of motoring I've done this passage--can't complain however--this is the first passage we've had in the Pacific which lacked wind.
Other boats seem to have gigger problems--Bionic returning to French Polynesia with a broken camshaft--so no engine and no wind--and Chsalonina having big battery problems--all being discussed on the daily SSB net.
So all well--though I wish we could switch off the engine and get some calm quiet sailing!