Tuesday May 15, 2007 - Preparations for Passage to Tuamotus
15 May 2007 | Daniels Bay, Nuka Hiva, Marquesas
Today was an easy day, filling water tanks, picking some fruit, and resting for the 4-day passage to Raroia Island in the Tuamotus. The wind is forecast to be 10 knots from the east so it should be a beam reach all the way. I hope I don't have to motor but the fuel tank is full just in case. Departure is set for sometime during mid-morning tomorrow. The fishing tackle has been attended to and, with some luck, I may catch a wahoo. That will be a first for me. They are good fighters, have extremely sharp teeth, and do very well on the dinner table.
I did some hiking today and made the trip part way to the waterfall. Other hikers said the view up close was not any better than far away, but what a view!
All else is well and Sand Dollar is anxious to get moving again.