The Elkins Round-the-World Voyage

October 23, 2000

Pacific Ocean


Dear friends 27*56s 174*22e. Well, we screamed across the water last night. We had 25-35 all night, made 7-8k.   We passed all our friends and are doing the same today. We had sunny skies today and played music to bring up our spirits. We are looking for a change in the winds, now easterly. We sure don't have those 10-15k stuff yet. Oh well, this isn't too bad and we are making good time we are hoping to be there by Thursday around noon or so. Will be so good to have a full good nights sleep. Till Later Dan & Sandy


October 24, 2001

Quick note to let you know we are doing fine. We are motoring tonight as the high didn't move as expected & we ran out of room to navigate.  So hopefully tomorrow we may finally get some south westerlies. We are 300 miles from Opua, about two more days if we are lucky. Our present position is 30 degrees 30 minutes south- 172 degrees 42 m minutes east, steering a course of 150 magnetic at 5.4 knots boat speed. The wind is on the nose at 11 knots out of the south. Now digest that one. Bye for now, more later, these long nights & days are getting old. Looking forward to land soon. Love Dan & Sandy

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