PREPARING TO DEPART HONOLULU

Last night we attended a great party at the Honolulu Yacht Club.  All the Transpac race boats have now finished so there was a great celebration and lots of sailor stories.  The food, wine and music were excellent with good company. This morning was a little subdued.  We spent the day doing odd jobs and … Continue reading PREPARING TO DEPART HONOLULU

DAY OUT ON OAHU

We all had a wonderful day out on Ohau today.  A very kind gentleman we met at the yacht club, Don, offered to take us the North Shore. Don picked us up shortly after nine and we headed out of town.  Very nice to get out of the city and see some of the countryside … Continue reading DAY OUT ON OAHU

GREAT COMPANY IN HONOLULU

On Thursday, my daughter Jessica arrived in Honolulu.  On Friday, my friend Richard arrived.  So good to have company after being solo since San Francisco.  I haven’t seen Jessica since last December and Richard for a few years so we all have a lot of catching up to do. On Sunday we did some boat maintenance in … Continue reading GREAT COMPANY IN HONOLULU

MORE MAINTENANCE IN HONOLULU

Today I really got into the cleaning and maintenance spirit.  One thing led to another and before I knew it lunchtime had arrived.  Today it was bilge cleaning, inside deck scrubbing, carpet washing and overhauling the Whale Gusher 25 bilge pump.  Doesn’t sound too much but it kept me occupied most of the day. I … Continue reading MORE MAINTENANCE IN HONOLULU

MAINTENANCE DAYS IN HONOLULU

This stop in Honolulu is providing an excellent opportunity to catch up with some maintenance that I have been unable to attend to whilst moving around.  In fact, it’s the only period of downtime alongside I have had since departing from Canoe Cove in BC.  In Canoe Cove my focus was on getting everything working … Continue reading MAINTENANCE DAYS IN HONOLULU

WANDERING WAIKIKI

I had a nice relaxing evening in the Waikiki Yacht Club bar last night.  Just gossiping and catching up with some other people’s perspective on the world.  Then I retired to Truce and had a good night’s rest.  This morning I was up early out of habit and did a few small jobs around the … Continue reading WANDERING WAIKIKI

SAILING MOLOKAI TO OAHU

Last night was a restless, the wind was blustery and fretful.  Nothing severe, but every so often a gust of wind to bring Truce hard up on the anchor chain and make the snubber complain. At six the sum was starting to pop up and the anchor was up as well, we headed out of … Continue reading SAILING MOLOKAI TO OAHU

A VISIT TO LONO HARBOUR

The fireworks display last night was quite monotonous, all the fireworks seemed the same roman candle type things.  No whiz bangs or bombs.  Maybe they are not allowed here. I awoke this morning early, someone was launching a boat from the jetty and making a big noise about it.  Oh well, it was a nice … Continue reading A VISIT TO LONO HARBOUR

JUMP FROM MAUI TO MOLOKAI

This morning I picked up the hook and headed over to Lahaina Harbour to enquire about a berth.  Unfortunately, the harbour master informed me she had no berths available.  I was disappointed, I really wanted to go ashore in Lahaina and just as importantly I wanted to tie up alongside a berth and to walk … Continue reading JUMP FROM MAUI TO MOLOKAI

A WINDY DAY IN KAUNAKAKAI

This morning I launched the Kayak and paddled ashore for a look around the town.  I was in town by eight so it was a little early and today is the 4th July, Independence Day.  America has not done bad since independence – but think how much more they could have achieved if still governed … Continue reading A WINDY DAY IN KAUNAKAKAI