Wednesday 27 June 2012 Lat: 18°10.58'N Long: 155°25.49'W 230 NM from Honolulu
Stbd tack reach, 2 reefs, heading 310T at 7.2 kts
Temperature: 83 deg F Humidity: 70%
Early this morning, we were
welcomed to Hawaiian waters by a pod of dolphins. They only stuck around for a
couple minutes before disappearing like they came.
was spent negotiating a series of squalls, reefing and un-reefing several
times. The squalls continued into the night but both reefs stayed in after
Mark has stayed busy in the galley, creating pizza lunches for both
yesterday and today in spite of the motion.
And there is a lot of
motion. The wind has shifted a bit more to the north, which means we are
sailing closer to the wind, bashing into head seas. I can only imagine how
horrible this passage would have been if we had left from somewhere further west
like Bora Bora.
The Big Island looms in front of us. With two peaks at
over 13,000 feet, it should show like Mt Rainier shows from Seattle, but the
island is almost completely hidden by clouds. We will pass by the Southernmost
point some time this evening.