Day 5 Rangrioa to Oahu
15 February 2013 | 13 35.000'S:147 15.424'W, South Pacific Ocean
Yesterday was another episode of the old game, dodge the squalls, and finally we were through the line. Off to the northwest was wide open and off we went as we were on an easterly course eariler. A wonderfull afternoon sail, clipping along nicely, dinner while watching the sunset, then all of the sudden, someone pulled the plug on the wind machine! No a breath of air at all. So we rolled in the swell all night, got up at 0330 to charge batteries and headed north, due north. Saw a line of minor black squalls, hoping for rain, but they petered out before we got there. The around 7, clear blue skies, white puffy clouds and wind from due east at 10 to 15kts. yea buddy! We have been sailing between 4.5 and a high of 6.3, since then and the miles are ticking away. This is what we have wanted for such a long time. Threat level at 0.01 and the sky is crystal clear all around us. Just what the travel brochure promised! I was on watch most of the night so now time to go lay in the coc kpit and dream of showers and Mai Tai's at the Hawaiian Yacht Club!