A great nights sail at last , we passed the Minerva
reef chain at 20:00 last night , dint stop as we were to late to enter the reef
area , met a yacht called Sianara who had turned back because of a bad weather
guess ... this is the fall out of our American friends who have weather meetings
and then divide into to camps ! those that go and those that stay , with the
cyclone season already begun I think 30 to 40 knts of wind is preferable to 100
knt ones on a reef in Tonga .. anyway we exchanged plesantarys mid ocean and
went on our merry way into the unknown FIB file weather predictions
We have split into a five watch system which
means 8 hr sleep a night , Trevor is on the team as chef today so we are all in
for a suprise ...
The book reading has gained momentum , after we
shook out the main sail this morning and took down our light airs genicker
Rob has appeared from his first day at sea sea sick
induced sleep state to cook a magnificent spagbo and egg Mayo at lunch time
we still have to play the guessing game of where
the tins of goodies are stored , as Lyn cunningly moves them about the boat
to keep us part time wannabe TV chefs on our toes ..
Apart from that it was a pretty standard day
, no planes , whales or lightning , which is the way we prefer it ,
Trevor has bought too much excitement with him on these fronts , we were
discussing our sea passages across the Pacific , we didn't see a bean for two
weeks , since Trevor's arrival we have had the lot !
Thanks every body for sending us the US
election results I guess it was a landslide ... with a middle name like Hussein
it was pointed out to me he should have no trouble in the middle east ! looks
like the troops will be home for Christmas next year !
A crew anticipating Trevor