After 6 "turbulent" sailing days from Polynesia, a foam bar looms on the horizon... Beveridge Reef!
Despite the poor sailing conditions, we fish a coryphene sea bream and lose a swordfish that after unpleting 400 m of wire is unsplet!
Sunday 8 September:
Only the white foam on the coral crown (still submerged) reports the presence of the atoll. Most marine charts (except Navionics) are out of step with reality.
The entrance to the pass to the west is wide and it takes excellent visibility to spot it. Navigation is done on sight as well as inside the lagoon.
Some whales follow us, but we're too focused on the color of the backgrounds to take pictures.
while the benefactors promise us some good lunches! All that remains is to pick them up. The technique is to push a screwdriver into the lip and lever until the benefactor pulls off the coral. Some are pretty tough!
The days are divided between snorkeling, DIY, washing machine and appetizers at sunset!
A good wind is coming to reach Tonga, we are targeting Tongatapu on the South Island.