LATITUDE: 05-33.44S; LONGITUDE: 136-22.53W
COURSE: 221T; SPEED: 6.5KN
DISTANCE TRAVELED: 2509m
DISTANCE TO NUKU HIVA, MARQUESAS: 301m (whoops - bad data reported yesterday)
24 HOUR RUN: 168m
We are doing much better today, thank you! We all slept well and have been covering some ground - our best 24 hour run so far - 168 miles. Yahoo! Even Moondance wants to see land and take a much deserved break. If all goes well, we should be in Nuku Hiva by Thursday afternoon. Starting to get excited!
The wind has been on our beam 15 - 20 knots and we have been on the same course for 3 days. Only minor tweaks needed to the rigging to keep us on course and no squalls to report - that's a good thing. We should be able to coast right into the harbor. It sure is a lot easier on the crew - everyone looks very relaxed and it is Shower Day - double bonus!
Finally, we are going to enjoy our Easter dinner tonight. A little late, but I am sure we are going to love it. Blueberry pancakes for breakfast and pork tenderloin for dinner - things are looking up for sure on Moondance.
We have been thumbing through all of our South Pacific cruising books thinking about all of the wonderful things we are going to see and do now that the passage is almost over. Also, thinking about where we want to go next. My vote, the Australs. There is an island there, Raivavae, that is supposed to be the most beautiful island in the South Pacific, but not many see it because it is off the beaten path. Now, that's quite a claim. We will let you know if it is true!
Still zooming along...
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