Sunday, July 21, 2013

Day 3 - Christmas Island to Manihiki, Cook Islands

LATITUDE: 04-43.13S; LONGITUDE: 159-27.81W
Miles traveled in 24 hours: 146
Miles to Manihiki: 347 (should arrive Wednesday)

Over half way - yeah!

It is amazing the difference a day makes. Yesterday morning, we were soaking wet fighting squalls. Today, the sky is a beautiful blue, the winds and the waves have calmed down, and we are having a good day of sailing averaging 5 1/2 knots. This weather pattern started after all the squalls passed and it has just gotten better and better.

So, we are taking advantage of the good weather. We both got a good night sleep, and now Moondance and crew are getting cleaned up - showers and opening up some hatches - fresh air. We are all getting a little stinky after being on the road for 3 days.

There is a rumor that the winds are going to lighten up a little bit more tomorrow. Of course, we don't want them to lighten up too much. We still got some ground to cover!

Last of's...
This is something we say almost every day as we consume the last of something. Even though the boat is still full of food, our fresh supplies have definitely dwindled. We have a few tomatoes, onions, apples, and garlic left, but that is it. We are very happy that we purchased the freeze dried Thrive supplies from Crystal (s/v Heart Strings). The broccoli and asparagus are a real treat after the fresh stuff is gone and only takes a couple of minutes to hydrate. We also been using the powdered whole eggs to bake with - seems to work just fine.

We are almost ready to say the "last of" to the Diet Coke. No caffeine - yikes!

It looks like we will be able to re-provision in Western Samoa about the middle of August. Hope we can make it!

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