S 151:45.649 W
We left around
and decided to go straight to
so we could have a few days without having to move on. It’s becoming increasingly clear that we
will have to come back to this part of the world again next year after spending
the winter in New Zealand, in order to see explore everything at a proper pace.
I have to get
Russell to Pago
Pago to fly on August 3 and I
have to get to Fiji to fly
on August 25th. Airplane
tickets can not be part of a sensible schedule. Between losing nearly two months for the
boat repairs and EQUUS being as month earlier that originally scheduled I have
lost most of the leisure time for this trip and the only way to make
it up is to do it again properly next year. I am lucky enough to have that
This wind is
much livlier today that anticipated.
We have a South Easterly Force 7 gusting Force 8, so we are making good
speed towards Bora
Bora and will be in late
and anchored outside the Yacht Club almost exactly where we were 9 years
with tradition and unlike almost everyother crew member experiencing real wind
and sea for the first time on
SPINDRIFT did not get ill or even appear
to be remotely uncomfortable during our very lively sail in which we
averaged nearly nine knots. He
spent much of it sitting on the aft quarter seats enjoying the ride.
Demetri’s happy as the WiFi we had
in Papeete connection
also works here in Bora
There’s been no time to take any pictures yet. The day has been very overcast. I hope it improves tomorrow.