The winds sat around 30 knots most of the night blowing us eastwards, so
we have decided to abandon reaching Palmerston. Instead we have turned
the boat north to make Suwarrow instead. We're now making about 6 knots
roughly northwards with the wind on the beam so we will probably make
Suwarrow by Monday or thereabouts. Unfortunately trying to make
Palmerston from here would be a 90 mile upwind beat and no guarantee of
a safe anchorage when we get there.