Last Day at Sea
12 May 2013 | Marqueses Passage
Day 20 at sea and we will be there tomorrow morning. We plan to be at the southern tip of Fatu Hiva at sunrise and then head north along the coast for another eight miles to the anchorage. Fatu Hiva is supposed to be one of the most dramatic landfalls of the South Pacific and the boats ahead of us have all been awed. After 21 days at sea it will be exciting just to see land.
We have had a great passage (nothing broke) and the weather/wind has been just about perfect, we only motored for three hours during the entire passage. Zack made his own fishing lure a few days ago and it has worked better than any lure we have ever used. Yesterday we landed four good sized Mahi-Mahi, around five pounds each. He can now reel them in by himself and it is really exciting for him, and us. Zack was getting very tired of this long sail but now with all the fish we have been catching he could care if we ever make landfall!
We left the Galapagos with our friends on Sueno (a 43 foot Fountaine Pajot Belize Catamaran) and we will be pulling in together with them tomorrow morning. Perfect! Flour Girl keeps up with the cats, and we only used our jib for the entire sail!