So. A strengthened Megi is supposed to affect the wind and wave patterns in this area for the next week. On top of that information, a severe tropical depression is forming off Kagoshima (behind us) and will sweep southward in the coming weeks. Storm central this is.
Armed with this information we have decided to be satisfied with what we have accomplished and return home. The only other option is to wait in Ikema for 2-3 weeks, maybe to find another storm coming at that point. November make s change in the weather patterns in this area, not in our favor.
Too bad, we had hoped to get to Ishigaki at the least, but we are only one short hop from that point, and we feel mostly happy with what we have achieved. See you all in Vancouver soon.