A BUSY SUNDAY

For the fourth night in a row we had the crazy winds and seas as the sun went down.  This time I was ready with the triple reefed main and staysail set before it hit.  I am unable to explain it, I have never experienced it before.  Last night the wind didn’t get above 25 … Continue reading A BUSY SUNDAY

MORE GYBE TRAINING NEEDED

Only one hundred and twelve miles sailed yesterday.  The wind has been quite light from astern and that’s the best we could do. The good news, the distance made good is all in the right direction towards Hilo. Light winds from astern mean plenty of rolling.  Truce and I are now well accomplished in the … Continue reading MORE GYBE TRAINING NEEDED

THE LURE WORKED.TUNA FOR DINNER

Last night was an easy sail, main and jib reduced and we went easy through the night.  From six this morning until midday the wind was boisterous and the seas very confused, made for an uncomfortable ride for a few hours. The morning overcast cleared early afternoon and it became quite warm in the sun, … Continue reading THE LURE WORKED.TUNA FOR DINNER

SAN FRANCISCO TO HAWAII

The alarm woke me at five this morning.  The brain said get up, the body said just thirty minutes more.  The brain won.  I put the kettle on for a cuppa and had a look outside, flat calm in Sausalito anchorage and the sky starting to lighten in the east. By five thirty the anchor … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO TO HAWAII