Sunday, May 19, 2013

New Zealand to Fiji - Day 7 Update

Day Seven: Passage Opua to Savusavu
0700 Sunday 19 May 2013 NZST/1900 UTC
South Pacific Ocean 20 32.3 S/ 178 56.2 E
WIind NE 7 knots/SOG 6.8 kn/COG 359 mag/Sea state less than 3' swells primary from SE/Bar 1017.5
154 nm motor sailed 6 AM to 6 AM.  229 nm to go.

Light conditions and motor sailing continue for Visions of Johanna. Wind has been light, but on the bow. Yesterday was a second day with hammocks and chairs hanging on the mid deck, replete with boom box and dueling kindles. I effected repairs of port and stern nav lights, and vang stop preventer. Meanwhile, we continue to fish for the elusive and most desirable yellow fin tuna.

And yes...another great dinner al fresco in the cockpit at sundown last night - Brunswick stew with Brussels Sprouts and herbed potatoes. We continued our ritual and watched an episode of House of Cards in the pilot house together before turning in.
I anticipate arrival in Savusavu in about 30 hours - early afternoon tomorrow, Monday. A bit longer than ideal, but we have either had too much wind, or light wind on the bow. In the end, we accept what we are given and deal.

Crew and vessel continuing to do well.


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