26 June 2013 | 18 15'S:158 11'W, 95 NM TO AITUTAKI
In case you're wondering whatever happened to the bloggers, we're back...with not much to report. We are (finally) nearing the end of a 450 mile passage. We were so busy doing nothing, we didn't have time to write.
So, what is all this nothing we are doing? There is Scrabble to play, although we seem to have misplaced the 'Official Scrabble Dictionary'. Not to worry. All disputes were resolved amicably, and no one went overboard. There are movies to watch. Thanks, Marc. There is music to listen to. Thanks iTunes. There are books to read. TGFK. (Thank goodness for Kindle.) There were 'last week' bananas which needed to be made into banana muffins. (See photo above). There were potato chip cookies to be made. (Yes, you read that right.) Gotta' keep the serotonin level up. Oh, yes. There were fish to be caught....but not by us...YET!
And, then there was our environment: beautiful sunrises and sunsets, 2 boats in our view in 4 days, far off in the distance, and a desolate atoll with lots of birds flying overhead. Linda thinks they look a lot like the brown noddies and sooty terns usually seen in the Dry Tortugas. But, so far, the best sighting of this passage: Jon was on night watch when he heard a spout and spotted a 30-foot whale, about 10 feet from Moonbeam.
Our next port of call: Aitutaki. It will be good to get our land legs back...and the travel guides promise, along with vivid descriptions of the island, an internet cafe. YAY! We do need to feed our addiction.