4malones

30 August 2010 | Seattle, WA
30 July 2010 | Seattle
28 June 2010 | Friday Harbor, WA
27 June 2010
25 June 2010 | Friday Harbor, WA
24 June 2010 | Off Washington
22 June 2010 | Off Washington
18 June 2010 | Northern Pacific
14 June 2010 | Northern Pacific
10 June 2010 | North of Hawaii
05 June 2010 | North of Hawaii
02 June 2010 | North of the Equator
28 May 2010 | North of the Equator
26 May 2010 | North of the Equator
22 May 2010 | North of the Equator
18 May 2010 | South of the Equator
13 May 2010 | Southern Pacific Ocean
11 May 2010 | Southern Pacific Ocean
10 May 2010 | Southern Pacific Ocean
10 May 2010 | Southern Pacific Ocean

Voted to continue north

02 June 2010 | North of the Equator
Scott
I sailed past the big island of Hawaii today. Having talked it over on board (Hmmm, I may not want to say that out loud). We all voted (That doesn't sound good either). I decided... “No, I did. I helped. Well I voted against it. Everyone be quiet, someone's listening.” Anyways, today is Day 48 and I am starting the last leg to the Pacific Northwest and hope to be home in less than a month. Only about 2300 miles to go.

It was quite a ride though classic 25 knot Pacific trade winds! I have mixed feelings about leaving the trades behind. On the one hand, six 150 mile days in a row really covers some ground. Not bad for this old girl. But, I am exhausted by the pace and handling the regular squalls, today's lighter wind was a welcome and much needed relief. The breeze and seas also took their toll on the boat and the first windless day will be packed with sail repairs and other projects.

From here I will be back in latitudes dominated by high and low pressure weather systems, which means much more variable wind. It is already looking similar to the conditions I encountered at 20 degrees south of the equator. Seems odd that in the entire pacific transit, I have only seen 6 days of steady trade winds.

All is well and I am looking forward to getting home.
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Vessel Name: Whisper
Vessel Make/Model: Tartan 37
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Scott, Mary, Timothy and Finn
Whisper's Photos - Main
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Who: Scott, Mary, Timothy and Finn
Port: Seattle