Letter to Family

Just a quick email to let you know what we’re doing. We are underway as fast as our little old engine will allow bound for Mangareva. We have on board an 11-year-old boy suffering from appendicitis, his mother and, because our electric autopilot is broken and we are therefore obliged to hand-steer, another islander so that there can be 3 of us standing watches. We are coordinating with the marine rescue coordination center in Tahiti and hope to be able to transfer them to a faster boat but at the moment there is no traffic of any kind anywhere nearby, except us. We’re full to the brim with diesel and there’s a distinct possibility that we will sink due to the weight of all the food the islanders have given us. The forecast is for no wind – not great. That makes our ETA some time around Thursday evening.

Lots of love


One Comment

  • Craig

    An unexpected side-trip adventure. Great that you were there and able to come to the assistance of the youngster. Looking forward to reading that you were able to get him to surgery on time. Good luck.

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