Another wonderful sailing day and night. We have the wind on our beam and are being pushed along nicely at six knots towards Suwarrow. Its almost too good to be true, this is the first constant weather we have experienced since departing from Honolulu. The wind went light for a couple of hours in the early morning but we managed to keep sailing until it picked up again.
Last night we caught a couple of fish. I don’t know what type of fish they were. They didn’t look appetising, long slender things with very large eyes. I suspect because of the big eyes they are night time feeders – anyway, they went back over the side. We are looking for dolphin fish, we know they taste good.
Last night we had a new take on Thai Chick Pea Curry – concocted by Jessica. A slightly unconventional dish that tasted excellent. Despite our pledging not to – we made rice. Cleaning up was easy really and I suppose we can’t live without rice.
I got a bit bored this afternoon and started rooting around the lockers under the salon settee. Happily, I came up with six tins of fruit salad that I had completely forgotten about. Now I know how the squirrel feels when he finds a new stash of nuts.
We have spent the day just relaxing and enjoying the perfect sailing conditions. Snacking, playing guitar, playing cards, watching movies, reading books. Nice to catch up on simple activities. I have not heard any news since leaving Hawaii, I don’t even know who won the Tour de France. It doesn’t matter at the moment.
As we have missed out our stop at Penrhyn we don’t have clearance into Suwarrow. I have asked Ngozi to ask the Cook Customs to grant us a clearance on arrival. Hopefully that will come through before we arrive.
The advance weather forecast for our arrival at Suwarrow does not look too flash. There is a bit of difference between forecasts, one has twenty knot winds the other 35 knot winds. We will monitor it daily as we get closer and hope it dissipates before we arrive. Total voyage distance 270 miles.