Saturday, May 21, 2011

Day 2 - Well, that will teach me...

On my watch last night, I was thinking how nice our trip has been. Good winds, seas are flattening out, we haven't had to adjust our sails or change our course for hours, and we are making good time. What a treat!

Well, at 4 AM, a storm came through. Not a bad storm, but we had to make some adjustments to the sails and throw everything below that we didn't want to get wet. Since then, we have gone from no wind to a little wind. We had to turn on our motor for awhile, but now we are sailing again and hope that the wind continues to pick up.

So, as my nephew Ryan once said (when he was very young), don't count your chickens before they hatch!

But, all is still well on board Moondance! We sailed 140 miles in the last 24 hours and only have 204 miles to go. We definitely won't make Makemo early, but should hit the pass at slack tide on Monday.

Looking forward to it!

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