Matts blog 5

Apr 8, 2014 | General

We are currently about 45 miles off Tahiti and will be arriving later today. 2400 miles into our trip, and not even close to half way. I cooked dinner last night, steamed "wahoo" that I caught the day before and diced, seasoned potatoes that my sister is convinced she invented. I caught my first marlin yesterday evening and after a 2 hour fight, successful gaffing, we got it on deck only to decide last minute it was just to big to do anything with so released it. Photographic evidence will be sent when we get to Tahiti.

When the fish hooked on we were trying to evade a front closing in on us from the west, the 2 hour delay allowed the front to catch us so we spent most of the night bouncing heavily and taking waves consistently over the bow. 25 knots of wind and 2.5 m waves seem like nothing after our approach to Rarotonga and don’t seem to be bothering anyone. Sea temperature is now at 30 degrees and air temperature doesn’t drop below 26 at night.

I don’t know how we would cope without the incredible air conditioning system that Circa’s  finest employees installed. Jack and I think we need to up our game from BMW convertibles and are going to try find a Jag for exploring this stop, despite just noticing the 2000 dollar excess we would have had to pay if anything had happened. Everything still running smoothly but we are definitely looking forward to a couple of nights decent sleep. So far so good.

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