The wind went SSW and we started sailing
at having motored for 4
hours.At least the batteries are
charged.It’s a warm moonlit night
although there was a little rain earlier. Our destination, Suwarrow is one of
the Northern Cook
Islands and is another 600 miles. There’s no
local population, just a care taker couple in residence for eight months a year.
There was a New Zealander who lived alone there from 1952 to 1977 as a sort of
modern day Robinson Crusoe. It has been declared a
NationalMarinePark and we look
forward to a few days there.
We sailed until
this morning when the wind died again.It’s been SSW Force 2 since which
is a good direction but not enough to sail at more than 2 knots. It is very warm
and sunny and we are just passing “Motu One.”We don’t have a detailed enough chart to
attempt an entry. We are 185 miles from Bora
Bora and 520 from
Russell has nearly plowed through the big pile of
books he brought so we are topping up his reading list from the boat library.
I enclose some snaps from
Bora Bora, including Demetri and Russell on a Dive Kayak (designed to hold
scuba gear) belonging to Night Wind in the second picture with the old Yacht
Club in the background.