Impossible to plan

The convergence zone is still getting on our nerves… Impossible to plan protected, calm anchorages inside an atoll, but also impossible to find sailing windows…
Last night we were pitching miserably in winds from the SE. We thought we could as well be pitching underway, so we sailed out through the pass of Tahanea at 4 in the morning. First we had great sailing, then the wind shift (not in our favour of course) and then it died down. Argh. Still 15 nm short of the next atoll pass… We motored the last miles to Makemo and are now anchored just north of the W pass, hoping for a good night, but ready to sail out again in case some wind shows up.

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