Just a quick mind dump. Internet here is expensive and slow.
39 days out of Melaque, Mexico. Did a sail by of Henderson Island on day 36. Very bad weather experienced on day 37. Near knockdown size breaking waves, white out wind squall, the last remaining side mount solar panel had the glass shattered so that really sucks... Good news is that by the time the gale blew itself out, I was less than ten miles from Pitcarin! This meant that I could come ashore as there is no safe harbor. It is open roadstead but today it is less than 10 knots of wind so I made it! Cruise ships visit here but the conditions are usually such that passengers don't get to come on land....
This place is definitely trophy level. Raw, pristine island with a neat history with a lot of the current inhabitants (60 people) able to trace their ancestry to the mutineers of the Bounty.
I can get fruit here so I will skip Gambier. That place has an airport so it makes it less interesting. Will most likey head to Raivavae. Rapa Iti would be another trophy but you need special permission and it is at 28 South which means work.
All is well, boat is tougher than I am and the ocean is a truly beautiful place with incredible gems like this island. Lots of love to everyone (not checking my email this time) and we will talk again when I get an affordable internet connection.