BoraBora to Suwarrow S15:39:80 W154:03:60

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Jean & Matt Findlay
Sun 19 Aug 2012 19:39

Amazing how time flies when you’re having fun!  We’ve spent 5 months in French Polynesia (The Marquesas, The Tuamotus and the Society islands) but have now put away our French dictionary and are heading for English speaking countries (well sort of!)


We had a great time with Matthew and Jo – visiting 5 of the Society Islands – finishing off at BoraBora – and yes it is as beautiful as the adverts say.  But goodbyes just get harder.  We had a couple more days in BoraBora – on the last day we decided to ‘do the walk’ up the mountain – some walk!  It was 2 hours of steep, solid climbing - sometimes using ropes – reaching the peak at around 600 metres!  Well worth it for the great views though! 


So nursing our aching limbs and blistered feet, we set off for Suwarrow (one of the Cook Islands) yesterday morning.  Not much wind to start with so it was up with the spinnaker for the day to keep the speed up.  The wind had started to get up and go ahead so just before dark we dropped the spinnaker – and thank goodness we did it then as the sock got stuck half way down and the spinnaker was flying about all over the place - we had to drop the whole lot and manually pack it into the sock – not something we would have liked to have done in the dark!  Have been sailing on port tack – 2 sail reaching – in a wind of around 12 – 15 knots all night but with about a 0.75 knot current against.  The sea has started to get a bit agitee but not too bad. Sun is shining!


24 hour distance: 143 miles.   Position: S15.39.8   W154.03.6