We only have 59 miles to go - what a quick trip! Unfortunately, we won't get to Makemo early enough today to hit afternoon slack tide at 5 PM. So, we have slowed our pace and will spend the night looping around or hove-to (which just means backfilling the sails to stop the boat). Either way, we will definitely make the 11 AM slack tide on Monday.
Our friends on Evergreen and Calou are trying to reach Makemo this afternoon, so they will be able to give us lots of assistance when we enter tomorrow. There are advantages to being last place! We are going to have to get used to narrow passes in to the atoll lagoons and watching out for coral heads. It will be a challenge, but we will get the hang of it.
The trip has gone well so far - we haven't broken anything (yet) and the weather and wind have been good. We did get lots of rainstorms yesterday that kept us on our toes, but they were mild and Moondance got a good bath. There definitely has not been any gourmet cooking on this trip - the galley wench has been on vacation!
Hopefully, we will be able to post some pictures one of these days when we get internet access. Maybe Tahiti?
We just wanted to wish our brother-in-law, Eric, a very Happy 40th Birthday! Wish we were there to celebrate (and golf) with you today, plus chocolate cake - yum!
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