11 March 2019
Well, we're off to the races. We close hauled on port tack going south at 6.5kts. The weather pattern are definitely closing off Pitcairn and probably easter as well. We raised anchor at 14:00, and threaded our way around the many shoals and deserted islands with white sandy beaches, and then exited the large Gambier lagoon by 16:00. It is 19:45 now, the sun is below the horizon but not a cloud in the sky in the direction of the wind. We might tack tomorrow back North if the wind were to clock more to the South but I doubt it. Hope the night goes well.