With the moon lighting our way and stars impressively decorating the sky around us and sometimes falling down we're flying 3900m high above the ground. While I wonder what the rocky world beneath us looks like I do enjoy looking at the little rock like formations called waves in the water. They are coming from different directions and have different destinations and when they meet they create some bouncy formations reminding us we're not really flying or driving on a street but sailing the open ocean. Not many other living species out here above the sea other than another sailboat which follows us in a safe distance - although we seem to slowly be loosing them. They sail about 3,5nm south east from us but are headed towards SavuSavu (Fiji). They have been with us ever since we left the bay of Islands and somehow manage to do all the course and speed changes with us because I can see them always at the same spot. Good to know we're not alone out here. There should also be a Catamaran a couple of miles behind us heading to Minerva as well. Today we had a cargo ship heading straight for us so we radioed to agree on a passing side. I took a picture of the screen which shows us two sailboats and the cargo ship in one spot appearing to hit each other - in the middle of this huge ocean....So all is well, we're well up enjoying my pre-cooked meals, fruits, salads, chocolate and anything else that keeps the mood up on a crossing. As always my favourite times and shifts are sunrise, sunset and a starry night with lots of sparkles to both sides of Alita from fluorescent algea.
Marcus will send the daily position report to our blogs and the friends following our trip.
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