Start of the long trek across the Pacific

Lynn & Mike ..around the world
Mike Drinkrow & Lynn v/d Hoven
Thu 28 Mar 2013 04:57
Start of our trip to the south Pacific
Tomorrow morning we start our long journey to the south Pacific.
Mike's brother John has arrived from Cape Town, and will be joining us for this, the longest leg in our journey around the world.
Today John has a tour on the USMidway - WWII aircraft carrier - with our friend Dick Walker, who has been very kind in helping us with hard to find provisions. Provisioning for this trip has been a challenge, as it will be a long time before we get to a decent store again.
We will fill up with fuel in San Diego tomorrow morning, and then head south down the Mexican Baja Peninsula for a few days before we "turn right".  From there - Land to Land  (Turtle Bay to Nuka Hiva in the Marquesas) will be a bit over 2800nm.  We have extra drums of fuel on board but will still be taking it easy, travelling at about 7.3knots to conserve fuel.
We have set up our Sat phone, and assuming that continues to work, we will upload news and position data as we go along.
Last night we said goodbye to our new friends Larry & Susan Twomey, who brought us potted herbs as a farewell gift. And then had dinner with our old friend Phil on Tetu who will be motoring down to Turtle Bay with us.
Phil & Tim (Tetu) with Mike and John                                                                    Our herb garden!