Day 23 - Tatt av vinden - 1800 UTC - Land in sight!
Position: 10:24.3 S 138:32.9 W
Current: 0.7 kn , 305 gr
Sea temperature: 27.8
Waves: 0.5 - 1 m
Wind: 2 ENE
Sailed last 24 hours: 91
Distance to Fatu Hiva (Hanavave): 14 nm
Weather: OK nice. Many showers last night, cleansed the boat for salt. Sailed with poled out genoa yesterday, only the genoa last night.
ETA: 1200 Marquesas time. (21:30 UTC)
Tried, but no contact with Alutia on SSB this morning.
0515 ship time (1415 UTC): Fatu Hiva on radar. Distance: 20 nm.
0550 ship time: Land in sight!
0620 ship time: sunrise.
0645 ship time wake up for the crew, to experience land in sight.
0700 (1600 UTC) New ship time: 0630 = Marquesas time (=UTC-0930)
No more night watches for some days.
Now the curtesy flag shall be hoisted.
Everything is well on board.