03 June 2006

03-Jun-2006 Noon

  • 03-Jun-2006 Noon
  • 11° 41.3"S /143° 5.9"W
  • 115 nm last 24 hrs
  • 239nm from Nuka Hiva, Marquesas Islands
  • 240nm to Manihi, Tuamoato Islands
  • E 5-10 knot winds
  • 3ft E swell
Another night at sea, and we are half way there! We had a great night of sailing, then the wind just vanished today. We were able to sail most the da,y very slowly, between 2-3 knots. We were surrounded by squalls all day long, that somehow Sandpiper was able to sail through and around without getting wet.

There is a morning SSB/Ham radio net for French Polynesia called "The Coconut Net". We are able to check in. And we can hear about where all the other boats are anchored, and what it is like where they are at.

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