False start

Yesterday the weather looked squally, but the forecast seemed alright for a passage. We had already spent a day preparing the boat (it always takes us ages to get Pitufa into passage mode after such a long time), so we set out from the Gambier. We sailed out with a squall, but as soon as the black cloud had passed, it left us with no wind and we sat for an hour on the bouncy seas. Watching the stationary black clouds all around we finally gave up and sailed back to Taravai with the next squall.

It’s the first time that we’ve ever turned back after setting out for a passage, but we didn’t want to end up motoring towards the Tuamotus.

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