Day 4. En Route: from Bora Bora, French Polynesia to Tonga
29 August 2007 | Coordinates: 17 34S, 158 22W
Conditions: Wind/weather - 12 knts E, Sunny. 84 dgr F. Sea state - SE Swell 10ft at 10sec. Boat speed/course 4.5 knts under jib, winged-out staysail and dbl reefed main. Course 262
It has been another quiet day on Radiance. We have not touched the sails or the helm for 2-days now. Radinace and Wanda just keep going mile after mile. It looks like we will make it to Palmerston Atoll Friday night, which is no good. So we can either hope for more wind and try to make it by Friday afternoon, but we would have to average 6 knts, so that is not going to happen. Instead we will probably slow down starting Thursday morning in order to get to Palmerston Friday morning.
Last night we saw an amazing total lunar eclips. I wonder how many people saw this here on the 156W longitude. Not a whole lot I guess since very few people live near this longitude, well except the good people of Hawaii.
That was today's edition of the celestial almanac.
Take care, Steen