HEADING TO SUWARROW

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... Continue Reading →

BOAT BOUND AT CHRISTMAS ISLAND

Any hopes of going ashore this morning were foiled by the wind.  A solid trade wind made conditions at the anchorage unsuitable for using the dinghy to g et ashore.  I have plenty of little jobs to attend to - the time will not be wasted. At lunchtime, we experienced wind against tide conditions that... Continue Reading →

ARRIVED CHRISTMAS ISLAND

This morning I saw the loom of Christmas Island in the distance, off the port bow before sunrise.  I was a bit surprised, I didn’t think the place was big enough to light up the horizon.  It always feels good to make landfall as expected – even in the GPS age when the average muppet... Continue Reading →

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