And we’re off! The weather forecast over the next week or so is a dynamic piece of modern art. No consistency, order, rhyme or reason and it changes drastically from one day to the next. An opportunity to make the hop to Minerva became apparent but beyond that is anybody’s guess. At any rate we decided to make the most of it and are currently en-route to Minerva North. TongaTapu is 160 miles astern of us and Minerva North is about 80 miles off our port bow. We’ll slow down at some point or heave-to for a few hours in order to ensure an arrival in daylight tomorrow, but for now things are comfortable under a double-reefed mainsail and a third of our jib, and we’re making about five and a half knots.