Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day 16: Not yet...

Moondance Stats:
LATITUDE: 18-17.62N; LONGITUDE: 155-25.65W
COURSE: 313T; SPEED: 6.5
24 HOUR RUN: 145m

We are approximately 35 miles from the south end of the Big Island of Hawaii, but we can't see it yet. Too many clouds in the way. But, we know it is there and that our adventure is almost over. Yeah! We have had winds of 25 - 33 knots pushing us in the right direction since about 6:00 this morning. We wish they would ease up a bit, but don't think that is going to happen until we pass the south point and get some protection from the island. Oh well!

Evergreen is about a day ahead of us and experiencing no wind - go figure. They are heading directly to Oahu, which is an additional day. We have been buddy boating with them since April and are going to miss them. Hopefully, we can catch up to them in January.

The marina and custom folks are ready for us - thanks to Ralph and Glenda (s/v Our Country Home). Hopefully, everything will go smoothly and quickly.

By noon tomorrow (if all goes well), we should be docked at the marina - relaxing and enjoying an ice cold beer - on tap we hear!

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Anonymous said...

Don`t get to anxious and abandon ship I know how excited you both must be do enjoy the R&R because you surely deserve it! We will have a toast to you tomorrow over the turkey dinner and wishing you were there but Dec 13th is just around the corner Be safe Love Mom

Ana said...

Enjoy that Beer! Believe it or not I just had an icy cold one myself, well, 1/2 of one!
Love you guys,

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you have arrived. We've been keeping tabs on you. Love the pictures. Stay safe - would love to get over there. How long are you going to be there? Take Care Wanda & Steve