Just A Few More Hours (Day 24)
18 April 2011
John's Blog Updated. Original post with photos: http://travel.reservationkey.com Latitude: -10.04453 Longitude: -138.30516
With only 33 miles to go we are anxiously peering over the horizon trying to spot our first glimpse of dry land. Visibility is limited though thanks to a lots of clouds in the area. I think the ocean wanted to give us one last taste of its power before letting us out of its grasp for this leg of our trip. Today has been one of our windiest days of the entire trip. But that means we are moving along at a good clip and are on track to have the anchor down just after sunset today.
During lunch the storm really opened up, giving us a good drenching. I did not mind since I had been at work all morning in my cabin and was quite hot. I did make a lot of progress on a nice new feature for my software.
While today marks the last day of what will likely be the longest ocean passage I will ever make, never fear, the blog posts will continue. You can look forward to new sections for Marquesas, Tuamotus, and Tahiti. I've had a good time writing these daily updates and I am sure I will enjoy reading back over them in the future. Although we haven't yet seen the new world we have entered, there are lots of signs we are very close. Now instead of receiving KCBS from San Francisco, I can only tune in a French station on AM 740. Even the satellite terminal knows we are in a different part of the world as I now have the choice of whether to beam my signal to the Americas satellite or the Asia Pacific satellite. On the short wave radio I am now pulling in signals from Australia and New Zealand. Tomorrow we will begin exploring our new world that we have finally reached. Stay tuned.