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Welcome to our blog, describing our voyage aboard Bravo, a Kelly Peterson 46 sailboat with homeport in Seattle, Washington. We headed south in 2010, destined for Mexico and beyond. Cheers, Adam and Cindi

"As for me, I am tormented by an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts." -Herman Melville, 1844

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Passage Day 1 - Bora Bora to Suwarrow Atoll

We finally left Bora Bora yesterday at 2:30 pm. Felt great to get underway, even with a bit of apprehension in the air about the weather, and especially the seas. The reality wasn't bad. The seas have been a bit big, around 4 meters, but the winds have been moderate, in the mid 20's w/ gusts in the mid 30's. Except for a brief jibe on a large wind shift, we've been running wing on wing, with the genoa poled out to port and the double reefed main on starboard. Pretty rolly, as we're heading straight downwind with wind and waves behind us, but the surfing has been fun, where we've had several surfs of over 10 knots. Occasional squalls make sure we don't get bored!!!

No fish to report...no line in the water. Would be tough to play and land the fish, we're rolling so hard, and we definitely would have a hard time filleting the rascal once he was aboard. Maybe sushi awaits us tomorrow!

All's well aboard!
150 miles down, about 540 to go.....

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