Day 13 - Tatt av vinden - 1800 UTC

Tatt av vinden
Bjørn Larsen
Thu 26 Apr 2018 18:21
Position: 8:01.1 S 117:49.6 W
COG: 270
SOG: 6.5
Current: 0.9/ 270 gr.
Sea temperature: 26.7 C
Wind: ca 18 kn E.
Sailed last 24 hours: 151 nm.
Distance to Fatu Hiva: 1248 nm
Weather: Very nice, has been the last 24 hours.
We have not had any dolphin show, but yesterday a flying fish flew over the cockpit, but under the bimini, and landed in the sea. The next one was not that lucky, and landed in the cockpit where it threatened to block one of the drains.
Today again Eva is baking bread, we are proucing fresh water, and we are fishing, but so far no luck.
Tomorrow Alutia will reach Hanavave, cannot deny that we envy them a little. But we have about ten days left, so we just hope that the good weather will continue.
Every day we have had contact on the SSB-radio with Alutia. We have really been happy for that chat. Tomorrow they will be on the other side of Fatu Hiva, and the contact will probably be impossible. We also know that Jovial has been listening in to our conversations.
Our mailsystem over Pactor/SSB made this morning for the first time contact with the station on Manihi. And today we shall move the ship time one more hour back.
There is a rock in the sea just before you reach the nortern tip of Fatu Hiva. I got the correct posistion from Olav on Alutia: 10 21,7 S og 138 24,9 W. I checked tat against my new Navionics, and it is correctly placed in the map. Good to know.