We have been at sea for fourteen days, slogging across 1,417 miles of Pacific Ocean. Headwinds up to 30 knots have been a constant companion accompanied by waves up to fifteen feet. Currently, we are 46 miles off Pohnpei. The irony is that after pushing as hard as possible, we must now slow down in order to reach the Sokehs Passage in the daylight. The channel entry has been described that “GREAT care should be used on the entrance both through the outer reef and navigating into Kolonia Harbor. The lights and marker sticks are confusing and the passageway is convoluted. Do not attempt this at night.” We are fast learners on this front, and we do not need to be told twice about night time entries.
With luck and a little internet, photos will be posted on the blog within a few days. We will keep you apprised of our arrival.
November 20, 2011
Local time 2:30 (we think)
Position 07 09.37 N 157 24.79 E