Passage Soup

Over the last three days a trough passed over Fiji. We briefly considered to set out with the front, but the NW wind prediction looked quite violent with lots of rain, so we decided to wait for the wind shift to W instead. It was a good decision: We set out yesterday afternoon, found the westerlies a few miles south of Suva–and they were still stronger than expected, 25 knots instead of the predicted 15… While Pitufa was doing 6 to 7 knots I was feeling to queasy to cook a proper dinner and just made “passage soup”. A Thai soup with lots of ginger, garlic, chilies and green curry paste is just the right meal to settle a queasy stomach ;-)
During the night sailing continued nicely with a bit less wind and now at sunrise, the silhouette of Matuku lies ahead already!

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