Monthly Archives: April 2017

22 posts

Tied Up

We are tied up in the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor. This morning we hit the ground running with errands. We first called customs who notified Agriculture. We then sorted out boat slip details and waited for customs and agriculture to meet us at our boat. Both customs and agriculture […]

Drooling For Ham

So close we can taste the ham, but sadly we think we’ll be too late. Next Monday no holding us back from a giant hunk ham for Monday Night BBQ. We were making great speed of 7 to 8.5 knots with the Bumblebee spinnaker, but the wind increased to 25 […]


Around 4:00 AM Sara scurried about the cockpit starring hard at the radar then moving quickly to look ahead starboard then to port, her eyes straining, her mind questioning, “Is that a boat? Is that a light? Is my mind playing tricks” The radar dots appear then quickly disappear except […]

Nine Knots

As we are concluding our second week at sea, we both have the feeling of “are we there yet”? We were pleased the winds increased enough for us to have brief moments of sailing 9 knots. Generally the wind is not steady enough to maintain the 9 knots, but steady […]

Comfort Cockpit Contemplation

Each night seems to get colder the closer we get to Hawaii. We understand there is a cold front positioned above the islands, but piling on the layers in the night has us thinking about a cozy warm full boat enclosure. Christmas 2015 Wade found a deal on a few […]

Spinnaker Teasing

This morning began with the wind becoming more light and soon it was blowing only 8 to 9 knots even though the forecast called for just a little bit more wind. We talked about flying a spinnaker, but decided to be patient and see if the wind would improve, especially […]

Counting Down From 80 Degrees

Thankfully the wave and swell height decreased to a more comfortable range of 6 to 8 feet. We were able to put out full sail and maintain our 7 knot speed average with the wind speed average decreasing to 14 knots. But slowly as we have left French Polynesia the […]

With The Wind Came The Waves

We woke this morning to our new 20 lb teak Marquesan Bowl from Ua Huka flying across the room, fortunately, the salon cushions also went flying and protected the crew, boat, and bowl, from any damage. We have been excited to have the increase in wind and to finally be […]