SOUTHERN ROUTE TO HAWAII

Last night was an up and down sort of affair.  The wind was blowing between fifteen and twenty-five knots.  So, one hour we had too much sail and a few minutes later not enough.  We were sailing too fast in the stronger winds and eventually ended up with a double reefed main, staysail and the … Continue reading SOUTHERN ROUTE TO HAWAII

WINDY ON THE BAY

This morning we checked out of Brisbane Marina. We found Brisbane Marina to be a windy and remote place to be moored. But handy for the airport which was the reason for going there in the first place. Like The wind was blowing us onto the berth as we prepared to depart we had to … Continue reading WINDY ON THE BAY

NGOZI ARRIVES SAN FRANCISCO

 Brisbane Marina is quite close to the San Francisco Airport, planes can be clearly heard taking off and landing.  During the night, I awoke a couple of times thinking the wind was whistling through the rigging, only to realise it was the noise of jet engines in the distance.  I closed the deck hatch to … Continue reading NGOZI ARRIVES SAN FRANCISCO