Seizing the Wind

Half way

By distance, I am past 1066 miles from Cape Flaherty, which puts me ½ way home. I think I am a bit ahead of that in time, as I am no longer forced north by the winds so every mile is a mile closer. I am quite happy to cruise
along slowly towards...

END OF WEEK 1 (andabit)

Well, the honeymoon period is over. On my electronic chart plotter I have a compass gauge that shows the direction I should be going in, and the source of the wind. Having them the same for the past 36 hours mean
progress is very slow. The winds are...

Days 1 - 5

Out of the gate, things were a little hectic. Northern winds and seas made for a choppy ride at a good angle of heel to commence my homeward passage. Several squalls a day required a number of sail changes and the
occasional drenching. But after two...

Touring Kona

Backtracking the blog a little:

The Hawaiian Islands are not a favourite of cruisers. Safe harbours are scant, marinas fairly non-existent and the welcome less that exuberant. That said, there are some great sites on land. My 2 months here...

On My Way Again

Between 10:30 and noon on Thursday I weighed anchor and am now bound for Vancouver Island. Once I got all my provisions on board on Monday, leaving was inevitable as they don't get any fresher! I had a great trip to
Kona but more on that in another...

Week 5? in Limbo, Hawaii

I have come to the conclusion that I could stay here all summer and not much would change. I want to move forward and get back home, even if things haven’t opened up there yet. Oh sure, its 25 – 30C here everyday, and I swim right off the boat, and I...

Weeks 3 and 4 - Hilo

Wash, rinse repeat. Like many of you, I am idling away. I get to town about twice a week and madly dash around on my bike to get food, drugs, alcohol, parts, hardware and the odd bakery item. Still haven't run out of boat projects, I am not sure if that is...

Week 2 in Hilo

Like most all of you, I am practising social isolation, with occasional relief. Here in Radio Bay, the morning net is a good start to the day; sharing information we have received about Covid, other harbours, boats on their way
here, local weather and...

Week 1 of Quarantine

So, the big trip is over, and life is now more settled. I will try to post to the blog weekly with updates from Hawaii.
I am settling in a bit. Last Monday, I walked into town to go to customs, then the harbour office, then the Western Union office...

ARRIVAL

I am anchored in Radio Bay, Hilo, Hawaii. Yeah!

My last day sailing was slow but steady so I was able to sleep and move about as the Cape Horn inched me towards the harbour. I set two alarms during the night to ensure the wind hadn't picked up...

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