Just a few hundred miles left, 450 to be exact, we are ready for this sail to end. At seas for more than two weeks, getting hammered by ocean waves and wind, it has not been a pleasant passage as promised.
We use a service called PredictWind for weather forecast. It’s always been optimistic, predicting that in a few days, the seas will calm, or the wind angle will improve or something similar. But it’s always a few days out. When we started, all their models predicting we’d be running with the wind for 90% of the time. We’ve been beating against it for 100% of the time. So we’ve renamed PredictWind the False Prophet.
The False Prophet now says the winds and waves will die down tomorrow (as opposed to day 4 as originally predicted). We’ll see. In any case, we should only have 4-5 more days of sailing before me make it to Rangiroa. That’s a good thing, as moral is starting to fade. We’ve grown tired of reading books and watched all the good movies. We’ve especially grown tired of long nights watching the radar, responding to alarms and dodging squalls. But soon, very soon now, we’ll finally get there.
Aloha from Petter and Octavia