Sail Mail - March 11, 2015

Location: 16.46.6S - 149.0.9W - 50nm NE of Tahiti
Sea: 3ft swells
Wind: 8kts from the east
Last Port: Moorea - Society Islands
Destination Port: Rangiroa - Tuamotu Islands

Left Moorea at 15:00 on 3/10 bound for Rangiroa. Our course is NE and we are currently steaming at 6kts. Wind is from the east. We are trying to get as far east as possible to put it on the beam when we head north. With some luck, we will be able to sail tomorrow. Expected ETA is in the morning on 3/12 in Rangiroa. Clear skys and half a moon tonight. Had the hand lines in the water for about 3 hours yesterday but no fish so far. Wildlife sightings included: blacktip reef sharks, flying fish, dolphins, sting rays, tons of reef fish. Might swing by close to the lonely island of Makatea during daylight tomorrow.