Sept. 3 sailing from Bora Bora to Suwarrow

Bear in mind this post was written 6 months ago and it’s taken me this long to get back to the blog.

We’re about 400 miles away from Suwarrow in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.  Yesterday we had several rain squalls, 6 ft swells and light wind, making for unpleasant sailing.  The boat wallows back and forth and it’s almost impossible to sleep.  Today it’s blue skies, wind is up and seas are more calm.  The autopilot failed for a bit.  I finally started reading “Guns Germs and Steel,” a fascinating amount of research about why the history of the world followed different courses for different peoples because of their environments, not because of their biological differences.  It’s one of those mega books chock full of information – just the thing when I have nothing else to do but read.

we were thrilled to see Suwarrow in the distance.  The tiny white blips on the right are sailboats anchored in the lagoon.  The actual island is flat, the raised portion is (I believe) the bird island inside the lagoon.

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