February 26, 2004

This morning things were rough as they were last night. We came under the lee of Ailuk at about 8:45am and things were much better. We set our fishing line and had 2 mahi-mahi within 20 minutes and decided we had enough (we are so exhausted). We entered the pass at about 10am with the wind from the ENE at about 18k. The weather is fine with mostly clear skies. After entering the pass we motorsailed across the lagoon to get in behind the islands which stretch along the East side of the atoll and worked our way South towards the main settlement at the islet of Ailuk (same name as the atoll). We are anchored in about 45ft of water just off the village.