We left New Georgia and the Solomon Islands 3 days ago. A big group of dolphins, around 40 lead us for more than 1 hour into Wilson Strait.
The spinnaker has been up the last 2 days and nights. Beautiful sailing with very calm seas and light SE winds but still averaging 4 to 5 knots.
What a spectacle it has been, with the moon rising on the East while seeing the sun set with the most wonderful colors on the West.
Tonight the wind has shifted to the SW. We are sailing our Code O with 10 knots of wind on a nice reach making 7 knots. Full moon, flat seas! These are the moments when sailing is just hard to beat.
Everybody enjoys a nice and deserved sleep while you and Lumbaz take care of the rest, speeding along on a golden surface.
The nights gives us a nice break from the tremendous heat we endure during the day, but at 02 AM it is still 29 Celsius!
We leave behind the trade winds that have lead our way for the last 2 years and sail into the equatorial doldrums.
New Britain in Papua New Guinea lays to our port and sailing up the northern coast of New Ireland will lead us into the Bismarck Sea.
Today we have sailed right on top of a spot on the chart called PLANET DEEP. (06 27 S 153 54 E) We don’t know what it is. Depth show up to 8.800 meters.
All good on board.