September 20

Last night we sailed most of the night (except for 2 hours between 2am and 4am when the wind slacked to less then 10k) and this morning found ourselves in bright sunny skies with calm seas. A swell from the NE predominates at about 4ft but the ride is very comfortable on the stbd tack. At 6:30am we have about 20 miles remaining to reach the entrance to Wotje Atoll. From there it is about 7 miles to the anchorage at the main island (which is named the same as the atoll as the main island usually is in these atolls).

At 10:15am we are entering the lagoon at Wotje. The skies remain clear and the wind is about 11k from the NE. We have to lower the main and motor directly into the wind to reach Wotje Island (or tack upwind all morning under sail). We expect to be anchored by Noon.

At 11:45 our anchor was down in about 35ft of water over sand and occasional coral heads. We are quite distant from the shore as the water is very shallow all the way in to the beach from where we are. We are going to have lunch and nap a bit (as is our custom after an arrival) before inflating the dinghy. We may or may not go ashore this afternoon depending on how tired we are.