20 June 2011 | Lono Harbor
Setting off from Maui, we had to brave yet another channel crossing, with the gusty trades blowing, to reach our next Hawaiian island: Molokai. The photo above is of us just off Maui with a furled headsail and double reefed mainsail in 25kt+ winds, making way just fine. Mostly downwind, the ride was a little rolly, but again, being able to furl the headsail is proving to be a godsend when conditions worsen.
Arriving in Molokai, we found mostly a deserted harbor that we had to ourselves, and the pesky bees that welcomed us and quickly moved aboard to pester us during daylight hours. So, we found ways to be off the boat, beachcombing, surfing the breakwater, beachside yoga, hill hiking, and leaping-off-the-boat games to keep ourselves entertained. But after a few days we were ready to move on, cross another channel, and get onto Oahu, where we currently find ourselves enjoying the marina life in Waikiki.