Friday, May 17, 2013

New Zealand to Fiji - Day 6

Day Six: Passage Opua to Savusavu
0700 Saturday 18 May 2013 NZST/1900 UTC
South Pacific Ocean 22 58.4 S/ 177 53.1 E
WInd NW 9 knots/SOG 7 kn/COG 014 mag/Sea state lessthan 3' swells primary from SE/Bar 1017
172nm motor sailed 6 AM to 6 AM.  397 nm to go.

Smooth motor sailing for Visions of Johanna. We caught 2 mahi-mahi yesterday morning - great teamwork bringing them in. Fish tacos with refried beans,  rice and corn, for lunch were fantastic. Now we continue to fish for the elusive and most desriable yellow fin tuna.

It is with great respect that we appreciate the  bounty provided to us by the sea.

Another nice gentle day yesterday. Zak took his mid day watch from a hammock on the foredeck - with my iPad to check data while facing aft to keep an eye on fishing lines. The rest of us did our watches in a more traditional manner! Another great dinner al fresco in the cockpit at sundown last night - quiche with a cole slaw salad. We continued our ritual and watched an episode of House of Cards in the pilot house together before turning in. I think crew is beginning to enjoy this passage. Good thing they have short memories!!

A few chores for me today. I have to check the port bow light which does not appear to be functioning, and I need to re-tension the vang preventer line - nothing major. The mainsail still needs a batten replaced, as well replacing reefing markers along the luff, but these can wait.

Crew and vessel continuing to do well.


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