My friend the moon I’ve just watched a glorious sunset and spectacular moon rise. It makes my heart happy to have my friend the moon on passage with us. Early on in our sailing career, I was hesitant, even afraid to have a night watch. Now, it’s become a favorite of mine (along with clear blue days), and I especially love it when my friend the moon is along. There’s something so friendly about having the full moon at night. Passage, which can be long, or arduous, or enjoyable, or all three, becomes happier with the moon around. We were fortunate that our weather window was accompanied by the full moon. Now, to get back out to my friend… Fran 29 04.6 S 174 56.2 E 383 down, 704 to go! Good night moon! Post navigation PassageDolphins, flying fish, in the home stretch, warmer! 2 Comments How many nights does the passage take? Hey Sam – Sorry for the delay in replying. We generally take 6.5 days, making an average of 7.2 knots. This trip, because we motorsailed (the whole way), took 7 days, averaging 6.6 knots. It’s just over 1000 miles. Hi to Becky!