Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 12: Jane! Get me off this crazy thing!!!

Moondance stats:
LATITUDE: 11-15.79N; LONGITUDE: 148-54.00W
COURSE: 343T; SPEED: 7.8
24 HOUR RUN: 140m

Anyone recognize this line from the Jetsons. But, the line really applies to the ITCZ - we have had enough fun, thank you very much. We survived the day of squalls all right, but last night was tougher. The winds kicked up between 20 and 30 knots, which is okay. But, the seas have been very very confused and we have been bouncing around all over the place, which meant neither one of us got much sleep. Oh well, we made good time - always the silver lining...

Today (so far) has been better. The seas are still confused, but have settled down some and we still have good wind. Hopefully, things will continue to improve and we will have a great sail tonight.

At about 11pm tonight, we will take a small left turn that should take us right to Kona, Hawaii. We are hoping that everything goes well and that we actually make landfall on Wednesday - YAHOO! Which means Thanksgiving dinner and football in the good ol' USA!

We are hoping that the Honokohau Harbor Marina in Kona will have a slip for us - they said they will to their best. I have got my fingers (and toes) crossed for sure! It will be strange to be in a marina (with all of the amenities) again - it has been a very long time.

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Anonymous said...

Boy its times like this that makes a man out of a boy! Hats off to the two of you for your true grit and stamina I would probably have to be sedated! We have all our digits crossed as well can hardly wait to hear that you have docked safe and sound Love Mom

Sarah Powell Erickson said...

Keep those eyes on the prize! Kona, Thanksgiving, and Land Ho!