You asked for it, you got it! Here is a shot of me and my little 65 pound friend.
We arrived safely in Kavieng at 8:30 this morning. Yesterday was a spectacularly boring day. A high settled in, and we motored under the stars. I had to slow the boat down at 4:00 AM so we wouldn’t enter the passage in the reef in the dark. I turned the motors off and unfurled the jib, but then the wind kicked up and I actually had to reef the jib to keep us under 2 knots SOG.
We never unzipped the mainsail cover during the entire trip.
Kavieng was a major Japanese naval base during World War II. Our chart had the following warning for boats entering Kavieng from the south, which we did on Sophie at sunrise this morning:
FORMER MINED AREA
THE APPROACHES TO KAVIENG HAVE BEEN SWEPT AND ARE OPEN TO SURFACE NAVIGATION ONLY. THEY ARE NOT SAFE FOR ANCHORING, BOTTOMING BY SUBMARINES.
Jenna will be posting photos to the blog soon. Please stay tuned.