SV Panta Rhei Retirement Trip

Vessel Name: Panta Rhei
Vessel Make/Model: Able Apogee 50
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Larry and Karen
20 April 2016 | Majuro, Marshall Islands
30 March 2016 | Majuro, MH
04 March 2016 | Majuro MH
16 February 2016 | Honolulu Hawaii
25 January 2016 | Honolulu, HI
12 January 2016
01 January 2016 | Honolulu HI
30 December 2015 | Honolulu Hawaii
10 December 2015 | Honolulu, HI
30 November 2015 | Honolulu, Hawaii
23 November 2015 | Honolulu, Hawaii
16 November 2015 | Majuro, Marshall Islands
13 November 2015 | Majuro, Marshall Islands
04 November 2015 | Majuro, Marshall Islands
28 October 2015 | Majuro, Marshall Islands
22 October 2015 | Majuro, Marshall Islands
20 October 2015 | On Passage from Tarawa, Kitibati to Majuro, The Marshall Islands
12 October 2015 | Tarawa, Keribati
09 October 2015 | Tarawa, Kerabati
01 October 2015 | 726 nm southwest of Tarawa, Kiribati
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20 April 2016 | Majuro, Marshall Islands

Going sailing

No, I'm not talking about leaving for Alaska. I'm talking about going for a ride in a Marshal Islands sailing canoe. We are scheduled to sail across the lagoon on Monday afternoon. We will have sailing crew for this trip. These canoes are different than Panta Rhei.

30 March 2016 | Majuro, MH

Time to turn heaven and earth

I'm referring in this blog title to the problem of new batteries for Panta Rhei. We are a long way from anywhere that sells the batteries we want. But, we still need them. In fact we need 6 8D batteries (total 930 pounds). The batteries we have haven't actually failed. But they have substantially reduced [...]

04 March 2016 | Majuro MH

Back in Majuro, Marshall Islands

Karen is fully recovered. So it is time to actually resume our "life plan". Drat. I was enjoying the detour. Say it isn't so!

16 February 2016 | Honolulu Hawaii

Diamond Head

On the island of Oahu, the second most popular tourist attraction (after Pearl Harbor) is the hike up Diamond Head. It has been our goal to hike this with Karen's repaired leg (as a proof test). Truth be known, the test was Larry's, thus the picture!

25 January 2016 | Honolulu, HI

Good checkups and good corn

Hurricane Pali petered out, Karen had a good checkup, we are busy every day enjoying friends of friends, and on top of all this fresh corn has come in season! That's right. The farmers market has absolutely delicious corn on the cob. They have a sweet variety with yellow and white kernels interspersed. [...]

12 January 2016

Hurricane Pali

That tropical depression that I wrote about in the last blog is back. This time it is hurricane Pali. From Weather Underground, "January is not typically a month in which tropical cyclones develop in the central Pacific, but Hurricane Pali strengthened into the earliest hurricane on record in the central [...]

Going sailing

20 April 2016 | Majuro, Marshall Islands
Larry Nelson
No, I'm not talking about leaving for Alaska. I'm talking about going for a ride in a Marshal Islands sailing canoe. We are scheduled to sail across the lagoon on Monday afternoon. We will have sailing crew for this trip. These canoes are different than Panta Rhei.

These aren't lightweight vessels. So a large crew and high tide are required to launch them. The sail rig is simple to make but complex to sail. When you tack, you have to swap the mast on one end of the boat to the other end. They do this in high wind and big seas.

There is no compass or wind instruments or speed or depth meter. The rudder is a paddle, and don't drop it. It is not tied to the boat. The boats are lashed together. This alone makes me worry. These lashings get wet. Then what?

This tradition is kept alive by a training program for youth (both men and women). Tools are modern. They have a table saw, planar, band saw, chain saw, and sanders lying around their classroom. The picture shows a class working together. Fun!

The lagoon is a shark sanctuary. I just thought I would mention that factoid. Monday, ... That's the day we sail.

Meanwhile, the batteries haven't arrived, but the invoice has. That's some progress!

Late update: new projected date for the ship to arrive Majuro is May 13. One way to look at it that this is good news. After all, we were planning/hoping to leave May 15!
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Grizzly Bear close to our anchorage in Fords Terror
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Grizzly leaving beach and headed into woods. We watched this guy for about an hour while he was feeding on beach diggings and grass. We took these photos from very close up. Once the bear entered the brush he instantly disappeared.
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grizzly feeding. pics taken from our dinghy from not very far away
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