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Date: 19 Feb 2008 14:33:29
Title: Maldives departure


7:30N 72:42E

1900 19th February

We didn't want to, but we had to leave. A truly magical spot with wonderful
people.

Reluctantly we checked out this morning and pulled up the anchor at 1300.
The weather remains unpredictable, from flat calm yesterday during our
diving to westerly winds today, so we are beating and have been since we
left. We are in company with Albert II and Quickstep and plan to stick
together to Aden.

The good news is that this afternoon our reel gave a spin and we pulled in a
good sized dorado or mahi mahi. Bright yellow as it comes out of the water,
quickly turning silver with blue spots. A splendid fish of 8 to 10 pounds
and enough to provide 3 meals.

So we settle in for the long one. Some 1600 milkes to run and wondering what
it will bring. We are looking for clear skies and NE wind of 15 knots.
Anyone who can help?



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