Thursday, 31 October 2013

Shear Tenacity in the Pacific Islands

Rod and Mary left Hout Bay on their Dix designed Shearwater 39 some years back, they are now well into the Pacific and have just stopped in American Samoa.

En route to Tonga....if you look really closely you can just see the island
Thankfully, the weather for our 340 mile leg to Tonga was nothing like predicted! A bit rough on day one, we still managed 150 miles, and another 160miles on day 2 in more manageable seas. We knocked off the last 30 miles in good time, and were able to anchor in Port Maurelle by about 15.30h, after a dry, fast, and good sail. As a bonus, I boated a nice Wahoo on the run in to Tonga.
Cruising on your own yacht, the good life indeed!