Having sat through a dreary overcast day in Long Bay I decided that on Wednesday I would head into Havelock Marina and top up on water, diesel and get some fresh provisions on board. Havelock is a small town but has a Four Square store where all essential groceries can be obtained.  To make sure … Continue reading HAVELOCK FOR SUPPLIES


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


Today was my first day on the boat alone.  I kept busy stowing all my gear and finding all sorts of new discoveries in every nook and cranny.  At first the contents of my three large bags appeared to voluminous to fit the available space.  However, everything go stowed neatly away with space to spare. … Continue reading BOAT ALONE


Another sparkling day at Canoe Cove, still and cold in the morning and warming up nicely as the sun gets some altitude. This morning I ordered an Iridium GO satellite communication package from Predict Wind.  The Iridium GO will make communication much easier, no need to come ashore and hunt out WiFi hotspots.  The package … Continue reading IRIDIUM GO ORDERED AND PROVISIONING