14 May Welcome Back
We are back. It is decidedly tropical compared to only a few days ago. Everything outside seems to have changed in a blink. The water is warm. The air is warm. Even the rain no longer stings like needles and broken glass. And it too is warm.
The sky is filled with different clouds and the squalls and showers remind me of the Pacific we left last January when Cape Horn was to starboard. Cape Horn. Seems impossible to me that we were there a few short months ago. Now, on the far side of the Pacific, Cape Horn looms larger than it ever has. More menacing than it ever has. But it no longer beckons.
Instead, Polynesia calls. We are headed Northeast to the Cook Islands and perhaps as far East as Tahiti. The weather will decide when it is to our advantage to cross the Northeast trades and point Seaburban at Hawaii.
But I am ahead of myself. We need to get to the trades first and that means dealing with the variable winds north of 30 South. Where we are now. Where anything goes excepting that which might go in your favour. It will be work and not much of it pleasant as we slog eastward.
It is warm though. And I remember wishing it warm. Careful what you wish for. It just might come true.
Follow my tracks in real-time: