Next stop: Rangiroa….
We bailed on going to Fakarava, and should arrive in the morning to Rangiroa. After finding out that Fakarava resort was shut down, and services limited (aka no restaurant, but maybe a “snack bar”, and unknown internet capacity), we turned right. Also helping was that the wind angle / sea state greatly improved when we came up 30 degrees. We had a couple great days sailing fast with white sails on a beam reach, but seas were festive – no water glasses left on the tables. After a couple days flying Big Blue in 12-15 kts, the wind finally crapped out last night about 10. Been motoring (and making ice) all day. Gorgeous out. Caught & released a pretty good size Marlin this afternoon, followed by brownies and homemade empanadas. Boys declared them top-notch bar food. They have a keen palate.
Looking forward to someone else cooking and doing the dishes. I’ve been on duty the last 91 of 93 meals. That is 455 bowls/plates – I’m ready for a time out.