Monday, May 3, Distance to Fiji 355 nautical miles
The Vava’u Group, part of Tonga, the Friendly Islands has restricted waters because of COVID. The waters are patrolled within 12 miles of their islands. If caught within the limit you will be fined or worse if you get too close.
It’s a very gray day, winds range from 12-22knots. We are located between a high pressure from the south and the Southern Pacific Convergence Zone to the north of us. The SPCZ is like the doldrums, it can have many rain squalls.
*Iridium Go Notes*
Mon 3/May 23:57 GMT+12
16º 58.270 S 175º 47.453 W
Course: 310° true, 4.6 kts
All day we were sailing downwind with big waves that rocked the boat back-n-forth and back-n-forth. A great abdominal workout day!
Now sailing northwest to avoid some storms.