Another reason to go slowly is that I wish to arrive at Rurutu in the morning not in the middle of the night which may have happened if we had been making our usual 5 or so knots.
The plan remains as described yesterday, to check this anchorage out and hopefully rest up there for a while. If it is unsuitable I am at a loss to think how I am going to cope with the stress of sailing any further. I think I am discovering the limits of what I am capable of putting myself through. The weather reports continue to be unfavorable, and I am struggling to maintain faith in the integrity of the boat - Sapphire is 30 years old and clearly not all is right within.
I swear, if I can find a man in Rurutu who would like this boat, I will give it to him, and catch the next plane home.
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