Tahiti – Tonga – Day 9

The previous email from today was wrong. This should be right.
at 02:36 UTC 26.08.18 we were at 18:19S and 170:39W
All is well.
Day 9: 25.08.18 2200 UTC, 1200 BoatTime (UTC-10)
Position: 18:18S 170:10W
COG: 260 SOG: 5,3 (average 24 hrs) Wind: 5 – 15 kn NE – SE Sailed distance: 1203 nm Sailed last 24 hours: 127 nm Distance to Tonga: 225 nm
Weather: Passing trough. From clear sky to overcast and rain clouds and back to clear sky. Mostly nice.
This was a day filled with diesel and engine, but still beautiful. We have never before seen any ocean so calm and flat. It has never before been so visible that we are floating around on top of a blue marble ball. The earth is round indeed. This morning the normal SE winds are back, the engine is resting and both sails are up.
Still looking at a Monday morning (UTC-10), Tuesday local (UTC +13) arrival av Vava´u, Tonga. We may have to slow down towards the end to avoid a dark arrival.
Sea state: 1,5 – 2 m.
Fishing: Caught and landed a nice Bonito (Tuna) – finally 🙂
All is well.
S/Y KEA www.keablog.no

I am the Captain of this ship, and I have my Wife´s permission to say so!

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