Wednesday, September 14, 2011

To Penrhyn

We left Tahaa this morning. The plan was to sail the twenty miles to Bora Bora and anchor there to wait out a forecast period of very light winds. But the sailing was so nice, and we really weren't excited about the idea of spending a couple days in Bora Bora. So, light winds be damned, we decided to press on.

We sailed north of Maupiti, the rarely-visited island in the Societies, as the sun set. Elias was the first to see the moon rise, orange and distended on the horizon. At first he thought it was a volcano. But then it became obvious that it was the moon and he said, "That's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen."

After dark the wind failed. So we're motoring. We're bound for Penrhyn, in the northern Cook Islands.

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