08 August 2010 | Honolulu
Landsick.... seriously! We wobbled our way from the Hawaii YC to the nearest eatery, enjoyed some primerib, then wobbled back to Mulan. Somewhere in the middle of the night I fed the fish. So I've put it down to a bought of landsickness.
We have now been rafted up at the HYC dinghy dock for a few days, frantically trying to organize crew for the next leg (Susan has been doing the grunt work on that front) and prepping the boat for the final passage home. Rob & Jim, the Bora Bora crew, have been fantastic - taking on many of the maintenance tasks while I get cell phones activated, clean the boat, do sorties to West Marine for new bits, and grocery shop. The to-do list is thinning down, new crew interviewed and confirmed, and now we watch the weather for signs of a window for us. Capaz, our buddy boat, has a motoring range of 1700 mil;es or so, therefore they are not too worried about the 700 mile stretch of the North Pacific that currently has no wind. Capaz plans to leave on Tuesday the 10th, and we are aiming for the 11th, as one crew member doesn't get in until the evening of the 9th.
Susan and the boys moved back into the house today, August 7, and it was also Max's birthday. Guess I've missed it two years running due to this expedition. Fortunately the $20cell phone we bought in San Diego, with an infusion of $20, was good for another 200 minutes of airtime. Maybe one day Canada will enjoy the benefits of cheap phones and affordable minutes - but don't hold your breath.