April 20th – passage to Marquesas.

Time: 22:00 UTC Position 08.23 south, 112.39 west. Heading 266
degrees at 7.2 knots – double reefed jib and mizzen ( no
mainsail set now)

We have experienced stormy weather for the past 20 hours. We
have had a series of squalls, one after the other, bringing high
winds, rough seas and heavy rains. We are fine, but tired. We
just had an hour respite from the squalls, but they seem to have
returned. We are hoping they will dissipate before dark.

In 5 hours we should be reaching the half-way mark to Fatu-Hiva,
our much anticipated first port of call in the Marquesas.