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The time has come for us to head farther west... This coming Friday we plan to set sail for Tonga. This is a sovereign nation just east of Fiji. From the northern tip of the kingdom to the southern end, is about 165 Nautical miles. From Bora Bora to the center group of Islands is just over 1000 nautical miles. This journey should take us about 8-10 days if we don't stop somewhere along the way. We may stop at Palmerston Island which is about half way, but we will see how the trip is progressing.
Once we get back into the rhythm of life at sea, we may not want to stop...
In the mean time, our time here in Bora Bora has been mostly spent getting the boat (and us) ready to return to blue water. We have repaired the genoa, and storm proofed the boat as well as we can. So far, the weather has been predictable and fairly benign. However, all that changes between here and New Zealand. We have taken a number of steps to improve our ability to handle heavy weather.
|we re-arranged our storage on the midship bunks and secured it all.|
|We added a cockpit jackline so we can clip our lifeline on while still in the boat when we make our way to the helm.|
|we added a bunch of cargo nets to keep things from flying around in rough weather.|
|I sewed some covers....|
|Our condiments now have a new cover....|