Tuesday 26 June 2012, Lat: 15°37.32'N Long: 153°41.73'W 420 NM from Honolulu
tack reach, 2 reefs, heading 310T at 7.2 kts
Cabin Temperature: 86 deg
F Humidity: 76%
The big island of Hawaii is 240 nm away, so we should
see it some time tomorrow. By tomorrow night, we should be in the lee of it,
experiencing flatter seas, but also, much less wind.
We had a couple fast
days in the NE trades, making 194 nm in one 24 hour period, but our speed has
dropped a bit, making only 174 miles in the last 24 hours.
keep landing of the boat and I have thrown seven back in the water this morning,
though none of them were still moving.
Our ETA in Honolulu remains midday
Friday. I can see nothing in the weather models that would change that
Yesterday, we had a boobie land on the bimini after
circling the boat for hours trying to figure out how to land. He made an
awkward departure after only about 15 minutes, landing in the water next to the
boat. Perhaps he didn't like the motion either.
Things have gotten
cooler at night and we have resorted to wearing partial raingear to keep warm.
The last two days have been cooler on board under an overcast sky, but the sun
is out again today, so its pretty warm in the cabin again.
dreaming of long showers and ice cold tropical drinks. Under other
circumstances we'd all look forward to bumming rides for the Friday night racing
at Hawaii Yacht Club, but after 17 days at sea, maybe a few hours ashore would
And I really look forward to spending some time with Kathi. We
still have an anniversary to celebrate.