The far side of the world
En route from Suwarrow to Niue
Sometime in the next 24hrs we will cross the "opposite" meridian of our home town's longitude (Gelting in Bavaria, somwhere between 11Â° and 12Â° East if we remember correctly) and thus be truly on the far side of the world. Reason enough for a little celebration aboard Namani ;-)
After averaging 7kn over one 4-hour watch last night (a record by our modest standards) the wind has now dropped a bit and we're back to our more typical 4.5 - 5 kn. Seas have gone down too, so we're happily trading speed for comfort under a cloudless starry sky. This also may push our arrival at Niue from Friday afternoon to Saturday morning. In any case: about 200 nm to go - all is well aboard, stay tuned ...