Goodbye Southern Cross; Hello the Big Dipper

It has been awhile since our last update, I apologize for that!  To post we need internet!  We rarely get it!  When we do, it is usually too slow to be useful.

9.28 We completed measurements for our new sails. ( Both our main sail and genoa  had delaminated during our Pacific Crossing. )

9.29 Depart Taihaoe Bai, Nuka Hiva on our way to Apataki, Tuamotu, approx. a 600NM passage.  On 9.30 we arrived Tahuata, Hanamoenoa Bay to tuck in to wait for storms to pass to continue our trip forward.  We spent a few days there, including my Birthday, where we got to see a Green Flash.  Green flashes and green rays are optical phenomena that sometimes occur right after sunset or right before sunrise. When the conditions are right, a green spot is visible above the upper rim of the disk of the sun. The green appearance usually lasts for no more than a second or two. Rarely, the green flash can resemble a green ray shooting up from the sunset (or sunrise) point.

Bread making has been successful, thank you, Matthias!

10.7  We arrived Apataki Carnege Boatyard, where s/v Oceans would remain on the hard for 5mos.  Haul out day, 10.17.  10.19 started our journey back to the U.S.   Goodbye Southern Cross, Hello Big Dipper.

We will be back in French Polynesia in early April 2019, to continue our journey to Tonga and Fiji, to join Sea Mercy.