Update 3rd June
02 June 2008 | 22 05'S:170 06'W, Pacific, heading to Vanuatu
Hi Readers :) Are there any readers I wonder, hope so! We have 277 miles to go to Efate in Vanuatu and are about 300 miles east of New Caledonia. After a bit of a shaky start with a few engine problems we have not had any mechanical failures for awhile now and are gaining confidence in the boat. One of the early problems was the diesel return line coming undone, which resulted in 100 litres of diesel pumping into the bilges. Luckily we had another 100 litres in Jerry cans and there is plenty of wind at the moment. The Autopilot has been working really well, not a hitch so far in some quite difficult conditions (quartering sea and 25 knots). All the systems are working at the moment, though the satphone data transfer is tediously slow. We are eating like kings, thanks to Mel and James who have been turning out gourmet meals daily :) MahiMahi green Thai curry last night and home made soup for lunch soon :) We are very glad to have bought a pressure cooker, which is saving gas and producing some lovely quick stews. The added advantage of course is that it can leap off the stove and not spill it's contents. Just caught 2 nice small yellow fin Tuna, Mel is salivating and will have it turned into sushimi before it's cooled down at this rate. Jessica is having a go at the filiting today.