Monday, March 23, 2015

Marquesas Passage Day 17

Yesterdays noon-to-noon run was 76 miles. That's a pretty dismal mileage run for yesterday. Today's will be better - I promise boss, we are trying. Now that we are closer to the Marquesas, we seem to get rain squalls each morning. They are good for getting some decent winds and boat speed. This morning's offered up 28kts of wind for awhile -- in the right direction. We've got about 5 bags of Skittles left and about 295 miles to go. Should work out about right. We pulled the freezer apart yesterday and got at the last of the pressure-cooker pre-cooked meals -- chili and curry. Add a little rice and we at least won't go hungry.
Not a lot to report, Chris says yesterday was a lot like the day before yesterday.
The World ARC Rally boats should be near us somewhere. This is a rally that takes a large group of boats around the world in 15 months. No time to smell the roses or the hibiscus. They are headed to the main anchorage in Hiva Oa. The thing I really dislike about these big rallies is that they bring their own crowd with them. An anchorage that has 5 boats in it and that can take maybe 15 boats nicely, all of a sudden has 35 boats in it. The Marquesas is the last time we should see the World ARC boats, unless they lap us on their way around. The last time we saw or heard any of them was in Puerto Villemil, in the Galapagos.


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1 comment:

  1. Variable winds....not exactly what the glossy brochure advertised. We remember it well. Hang in there. Sounds like you are doing great though with your watch schedule giving you enough sleep not to get exhausted and your skittles supplement arriving just in time. You will love the South pacific islands. Thinking of you.