Day 86 – At Sea – August 15th, 2015

San Martin, Peru to Easter Island, Chile

We are all hoping this will be our final sea day and the weather will permit us to anchor and safely tender ashore at Easter Island tomorrow morning. Unfortunately, as the day progresses the weather is deteriorating, with initial wind being about 15 knots, increasing to 25 knots by late afternoon. We also experienced a fair bit of rain and by late afternoon the visibility closed in. However, today’s schedule was a pleasant departure from the usual serving of carpet bowls, water volleyball, etc. Rather than Sunday Brunch, this morning we had a delicious Saturday Brunch and once suitably nourished I spent an enjoyable 3 hours in the Princess Theatre.

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Day 85 – At Sea – August 14th, 2015

San Martin, Peru to Easter Island, Chile

The third of hopefully only four sea days and the weather continues to gradually improve. The wind had dropped to about 15 knots before sunrise, but picked up again to 20 to 25 knots in the early morning. We still have a good swell running and at sunrise this morning we actually saw a couple of small patches of clear sky, which was a pleasant change from the usual completely overcast. Everyone is keeping their fingers crossed that the improvement continues and we make it into Easter Island on Sunday.

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