Current position as of 0000 UTC July 10 is 29°16’N 157°24’W Current Heading: 10°M Total distance made good (DMG) = 472 nm DMG last 24hrs (0000UTC-0000UTC) = 50 nm Engine hours = 0 Avg true wind speed (TWS) = 4 kts Avg speed over the ground (SOG) = 2.9 kts Avg swells = 2 ft Recap of Day 5 No luck on find the elusive wind, every now and then we get a tease and find some good wind that gets us sailing again only for it to vanish leaving us rolling side to side. The good news is that the weather has been incredibly hot and so far a completely differeny experience from the same area as last time with Makara, we have expereinced some light rains but 99% of the days thus far have been clear to the horizon and beautiful clear warm waters. With the windless drifts we have been doing it finally became time to jump in for a swim in that deep blue water that seems endless, swimming around in the water here was welcomed and surprising at how much it has warmed up. When we did this route with Makara we were in full wetsuits cleaning the bottom at a much lower lattitude, today was very different and we could have spent many hours in the cystal blue waters. Surrounded by a school of small fish we both dove in and had a relaxing cooling off period, once we got out we were happy to see Mr Albert Ross was back and hanging out with Varuna this time around. Heading into the evening for a gorgeous sunset with large rain clouds on the horizon that never seem to make it to us but did send a little wind our way, we got Dan back steering and sailed into the night. Don’t quote us on this but we think tomorrow marks the start of the Trans Pac race which is in it’s 40th(?) running when they leave from San Francisco to Honolulu in the same harbor we left from. Not that we expect to see them though it would be nice to get that hint of life, day 5 comes to an end and we have seen no ships since departing Oahu. Take care all. Cheers, Ty & Hillary

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