Saturday, July 24, 2010

Day 5: Last Day in the South Pacific

01* 44.3' South
149* 14.1' West
July 24,2010

There is not much news to report from CAPAZ (which is good news because this status quo is quite a good thing!) except that Lydia finished yet another book!  Right now, we just keep making miles. In the next couple of days there will be some definite milestones: crossing the equator and a brand new shellback will join our ranks, halfway between Tahiti and Hawaii, less than 1,000 miles to go, etc.
As we spend our last day in the South Pacific Ocean and prepare to enter our home hemisphere, I look back on the last just over three months. They have been incredible, truly the experience of a lifetime. We have had great times with old friends and made some fabulous new friends. The places and people who we have met along the way have been as diverse as the many rainbows we have also encountered. My French deinfitely improved and I even learned a few phrases in Marquesan and Tahitian. So to the South Pacific, from the crew of CAPAZ, I say,
Naa naa and Maru uru,
Au revoir and Merci beaucoup,
Good-bye and Thank you!

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