National Geographic Resolution is currently on a 700 nautical mile transit across the Philippine Sea. The tropical cyclone to the northeast is creating the perfect following seas to help us along on our journey towards Palau. We are making surprisingly swift progress at 15 knots with only two engines in use. A pleasant day at sea was capped off with a moving presentation by Master Navigator Tua Pittman about his adventures sailing all over the world and detailing traditional voyaging and navigation techniques of the Pacific Islanders.