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Day 19

In a short time we will be making land fall in the Marquesas, and the toughest challenge we have undertaken will be complete.

Last night we had another cheerful visit from our friends, you could see them coming up to us like a cavalry. We also had two more bites to our lures yet no catch. We have fared unlucky in this department.

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This morning Mother Nature decided to put us in check in the form of large squall. After that the sun cleared and we had a gorgeous and mellow day.

With landfall upon us, we looked at the customs and immigration regulations and our agent informed us we can’t have any fruits, veggies or plants onboard. So, we spent most of the day making apple bread, ciabatta, cucumber salad, potato salad, mashed potatoes for breakfast burritos, shredding cabbage, and juicing lemons for future meals. We are hoping that if items are prepared and in our icebox, we won’t have to toss them. It’s exciting to see our cabbage supply dwindle. It means we are almost there, and it means that for the remainder of this year (if not this decade) we can stop eating cabbage.

We also bid farewell to Bob Basil and Minty Mint. They pulled through until the end, and we thank them for their contributions to our pastas and salads. RIP Bob and Minty, you will be missed as you are replaced with your subpar dried unequals.

Good night everyone. Until tomorrow, Bravo out.

Stats

  • Date: 4/4
  • Time: 0008 UTC
  • Position: 7°48.7’ S 136°31.7’ W
  • Course (Heading): 215 T
  • Speed:  6.5 knots
  • Wind direction and speed: NE 10 knots
  • Swell direction and height: NE 1-3 ft
  • Cloud cover: 15%
  • Barometer: 1013 hPA
  • Status:  all well
  • Distance traveled (nm): 2654
  • Distance to go (nm): 240

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Side notes:

I’ve referred to squalls and it dawned on me today this is not a common term. Squalls are isolated rainstorms that are encountered in the ocean.

Turns out we didn’t need to prep all this food. It’s fine if it remains onboard.