Day 19: Wing on wing

We’re about 125 miles from the island of Hiva Oa. We should arrive sometime tomorrow, depending on the wind. Right now, it is light and from a less than ideal direction so we’re having to head more north than we’d like, which mean more miles. But the seas are calm and we’re having a nice downwind sail on a beautiful afternoon. We’re in a wing-on-wing configuration with the mainsail out on the port side of the boat and the jib poled out on the starboard side. This allows us to sail with the wind right on our tail and make up several degrees of angle toward our destination. Hopefully tomorrow’s update will be the last before we make landfall. Stay tuned!

Breakfast: Steel cut rolled oats w/honey drizzle, cinnamon and dried fruit, cafe au lait

Lunch: Grilled meat on a bun with dijon and hand-prepared relish, chips (it was calm enough to grill!)

Dinner: Meat, beans and cheese wrapped in a crispy tortilla blanket with house-made sour cream, pico de gallo and salsa picante

Evening entertainment: “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”

Current location: Lat 10 17.495S Long 136 58.603W
Distance traveled: 182 NM

2 Comments on “Day 19: Wing on wing

  1. I know you’ll be happy to be on solid ground again & we’ll all be happy you made it safely when we get the next blog!!! What a ride!!! Looking forward to hearing your voice whenever you get a chance to call. Love, Mom

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  2. Yay!!!!!!!!
    Land!!!!!!
    Can’t wait for more updates. Congrats on a successful crossing… despite getting tossed around so much.

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