Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Underway for Palau

We are underway. A squall earlier sucked away the tradewinds and we flopped around a bit anxious to put miles between us and Yap's reef. Now the sun is out and we are (slowly) moving in the direction we want to travel. Always a plus.

Last evening we had dinner on the Mnuw (an Indonesian sailing ship that's now a restaurant at the posh Manta Ray Bay Resort) with friends Glen and Marie. Winds were light and the rain held off so we were able to sit on the upper deck above the mozzie line and gab. We couldn't have asked for a nicer evening to remember Yap by.

We have been in Yap for two months and in the FSM for almost sixteen months; continuously busy. We loved nearly every minute, but it was time to leave. While cruising you continuously uproot yourself from places you have begun to know your way around and from people who have become friends. It isn't ever easy to go and we always say we may someday return, but we know not when or if. But move we must as there are new anchorages over the horizon and people who we have yet to meet and know.

At 4/22/2014 and 05:52 UTC (GMT) our position was: 09°19.15'N / 137°57.73'E.
We were traveling 247T degrees true at 2.5 knots.

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