A Frustrating Start
18.00 Position: 17 39.6 S 149 54.0 W
Course: West Sou' west, Speed: 4 knots
Wind: North, F3 gentle breeze
Weather: Mostly sunny, warm
After a few last minute chores ashore we got underway this morning at 11. A fresh nor' easterly was blowing and once clear of the harbour we were running wing on wing with a reef in the mainsail and the jib partially furled. What I hadn't counted on however was the extensive wind shadow of Tahiti and it has taken me most of the afternoon to get through to the other side of it. We have some breeze now but now I am worried about the wind shadow from Moorea. In hindsight I should probably have gone north of Moorea. We will get there eventually.