Friday, June 16, 2006

We are sailing again

Today we left the Marquesas Islands behind us and set sail for the Tuamotus. We had sailed from Daniel's Bay yesterday, to provision and upload some pictures in the main village. Most of the boats in Daniel's Bay had decided on leaving at sunrise today, after been waiting for the strong winds and swell to settle down, but still have good wind all the way to the atolls. This was the first time H�kan and me really participated in the cruising community with all the talk on the VHF and SSB, although we didn't do much talking, just learning from the more experienced sailors. It was a rush to head out from Daniel's Bay and encounter fairly large swell right on the nose as they came funneled down into larger bay that feeds into Daniel's Bay. We had a great evening onboard the Norwegian boat Uterus the other night singing to Henrietta's guitar and putting the rest of the anchorage at a standstill, we were that good. We will most likely sail to Fakarava, the second largest atoll, which is supposed to have some amazing snorkeling. It felt really good to be sailing again, and Maiken is making good speed in the 15 to 20 knot wind. Right now the only thing missing is a fish on the line.

Take care,


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