March 23, 2014 Southern Hemisphere!

Hello from the land down under! We crossed the equator at 1730 UTC, gathered on the bowsprit amidst a spray of champagne and flying fish, clipping along at 7 knots in a fresh breeze. The Northern Hemisphere has treated us very well since leaving Alaska! Thank you North Pacific Ocean! We’ve sailed over 1/6th the distance around the earth’s circumference, 60 degrees of latitude. The remarkable voyage continues as we have picked up the SE trades, which are showing to be 10-14 knots most of the way to the Marquesas according to the GRIB reports. We are about 730 NM from Hiva Oa, about the distance from Seattle to Juneau.

0232 Zulu
00 44’02” South!
130 30′ 04″ W
SOG 5.0 kts

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