Monday, July 31, 2006

Bye to Niue..

We left Niue on Sunday morning heading for Vavau in the northern part of the Kingdom of Tonga. And the weather continues to be a little rough. There's currently a high being squeezed between two low pressure systems creating strong winds from the southwest in this area. This combined with heavy swells and numerous squalls have provided the excitement necessary to keep Fredrik and I on our toes. Sternila, a fifty foot schooner, that left Niue little behind us have been sailing close to us all night. First getting a head of us, then reefing and slowing down right in front of us. Luckily we were awake and alert and could pass Sternila only quarter of a mile apart. Today the wind have veered to the east gradually making our ride more comfortable as the waves turn to come from the east. We have 75 miles to go and all is well onboard.

Take care

H�kan

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Herbert said...

Hej Håkan! Har tittat in på er blogg av och till sedan du åkte och jag förstår att ni haft en fantastisk resa.

Hälsningar!

Herbert

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