Fw: Under way to Tahiti 11:13.20S 141:44.8W
Alan Franklin/Lynne Gane
Sun 24 May 2015 02:14
Second try at sending this.
Sent: Friday, May 22, 2015 9:56 PM
Subject: Under way to Tahiti 11:13.20S 141:44.8W
Dear Family and Friends,
22nd May 2015
In your preparations for such an endeavour as ours, you try to think of all the things you may possibly need. Of course there are bound to be bits that weren’t on the list. Once again I am very thankful for the inclusive list of medication Huttons the shipping chemist recommended for us. The doctor who inspected us in the Galapagos praised the kit as the best she had seen! Although it might seem costly for conditions like worms you hope never to suffer from, the knowledge that you have that covered is invaluable. Over the last week it was a good bet that I had a bladder or kidney infection, and there in the kit were the antibiotics for such a condition, I am now feeling much better. Self diagnosis at sea is not easy, you worry you have got it wrong.
We set off from Ua Pou yesterday around lunchtime and had good winds until mid morning today when we had to switch the motor on, we change course in 300 miles time when we enter the Tuamotus. Once again life on board is routine washing, cleaning, a bit of boat maintenance, writing up our blog, planning for our next stop in Tahiti.
Frustratingly the satellite signal has been intermittent so forgive us if we have not replied to your email.
All our best,
Lynne and Alan