Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Time: 1800 Zulu (10am Hawaii time)
Position: 19-deg 40-min N 156-deg 01-min W
Wind: calm Seas: calm
Avg. Course: 002 (at least that's the direction our bow is pointed)
Avg. Speed: 0.0-knots
Rig: 80% jib and mains'l nestled in their sail covers
24-hr distance traveled: 0-nm
Distance to Fanning Island: 965-nm

The best things come to those who wait, right? Testing our patience, we  have chosen to wait another 24-hrs in hopes that the long-term-turned-near-term forecast of decreased winds and seas off South Point continues to hold. So, we will do the walk of shame to the Harbor Office telling them that we are here just one more night, Chris will replace our engine start switch (last evening post wash down, the starter circuit was shorting- again), and we will continue to enjoy eating the produce that refuses to wait with us. The new plan is to get up tomorrow (Wednesday) morning, top off diesel at the fuel dock, and slowly sail south in the light winds found in the lee of Hawai'i. All of this in hopes to time reaching the area off South Point (approximately 24-hrs after leaving Honokohau) in a period of more comfortable winds and seas. Only time will tell...

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