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Dec
21

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Last evening the wind died on us and left us motoring for most of the night. There were a few huffs and puffs between the heavy rain clouds that had us hopefully turn off the engine a few times, but they only lasted for half an hour or so. This morning started grey, again with just a light breeze, but the weather forecast promises some more wind from the NW for today, so we hope for a breeze to take us down the last miles to the Gambier.

Despite the grey skies the ocean has this special dark-blue almost purple colour that I’ve only seen in this area (maybe it’s something typical for the higher latitudes, but we haven’t been further down than 23 degrees…) and the air is fresh and cool. I can’t wait to get back to the Gambier Islands, I feel like I can already smell the pine scent of the islands, but it’s still 70 nm to go ;-)

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