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Sunday, June 5, 2011
I'm OK. There was an easing off overnight, not huge but sufficient to be reassuring, but I slept badly. Today the sea is still big and the winds around 22 knots mostly, from S and SE. I am trying to progress NE rather than go with the swells so it's a very rolly and bumpy ride, every little movement requires enormous effort - and care with timing.. Waves douse the cockpit regularly and gust continue to 26 knots. There is a little sun. I had to retighten the Hydrovane bolts this morning. I am 445 nm from Tubuai - hopefully landfall Friday 10th. Cant come soon enough - its such hard work!