This is the blog for SV Madrona and her crew Griffyn, Tamsyn and their parents Carrie and Owen, as we navigate new waters for our family.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Running Southwest under rainy skies
So... we made it through the Tuamotus just fine, and now we are running towards Tahiti with thunderstorms all around us, and biggish seas - which is making for a rocky ride. Only 122 miles to the island, but we want to arrive there in the morning - so we are in no huge hurry to put on more speed, which would then cause us to arrive outside the reef at night.
Next we have to sort out just how exactly we will "pull off" a Mediterranean style mooring with our Double-ender boat?