At 8am the winds died to less than 5 knots so we decided to motor and charge the batteries. The forecast for the rest of the day was not looking good so it was likely that we would have to motor the rest of the way to Niue.
We finally picked up a mooring buoy just south of the dock in Niue, next to our friends on Red Thread. Even though the water was 90ft deep we could see the bottom clearly just like it was 10 feet deep. No sooner than we had tied off the mooring lines two male humpback whales surfaced a few hundred feet from the boat, both slapping their tales is a show of power to win over the affections of a female. Its great to see the whales again!