Breaking Up Is Hard To Do
03 August 2012 | Passage from Bora Bora to Suwarrow
Day 1 - 134 nautical miles. Sailing a course of 245. Wind 15 knots from ESE. Seas mixed 1-2 meters. Left Bora Bora yesterday morning at 8:30am. We took off to the West towards the northern Cook Islands atoll of Suwarrow. Sockdolager took off to the SW on their way to the Southern Cook Island of Aitutaki. It was sad looking back and sailing away from Bora Bora. It is very beautiful there and we wonder way we have to leave at all. The mountain peak at Bora Bora was visible almost all day before it disappeared below the horizon. Oh, I almost forgot...we caught a 25 pound dorado about three hours after we left. Sushimi dinner - yippee. After the sun went down the full moon rose directly behind us. It was so bright it lit up the cockpit casting lights and shadows everywhere. I kept having the feeling that a car with it's brights on was approaching us from behind. The seas last night were confused so it wasn't the best sleep I've ever had. Don and I are now trying 4 hour shifts through the night. Tomorrow morning we'll sail between the last of the French Polynesian islands/motus of Manuae and Motu 1.