|Home sweet home!|
The only tricky part - getting off the boat (especially for me). I am stuck on the boat unless Doug helps me off - it is a big step!
The locals have been very helpful and given us great tips for getting around the island, plus very friendly. Love it!
|Touring the island with Joe and Leah!|
|Place of Refuge|
Plus, lots of green sea turtles.
|Hitchhiking around the island|
Unfortunately, we had a ton of laundry to do, plus provisioning, so we decided to rent a car for the week. Good choice - love that fast transportation!
|Our neighbors - research vessel Machias|
Kind of strange - side tying to them so they could fuel up. They are much bigger than Moondance!
Being in the "Land of Plenty" is strange after being so remote in French Poly. We have been shopping at all of the stores - even if we don't buy anything. What a treat to find everything you need or want.
|Crossing the equator and toasting with Neptune|
Our current plans are to stay on the Big Island until January and then sail over to Oahu.
We are flying to Texas to join the family for the holidays - very excited about seeing everyone!
|Doug on his daily walkabout|
We "think" we will be in Oahu until April or May and then will head back to French Poly (all subject to change of course).
|Chatting with Evergreen|
So grateful to Jamie (s/v Totem) for doing the weather routing for us!
|Captain Doug - healing a bit...|
In comparison, our trip from Mexico to French Poly we rated a "B Plus", much better.
Cruisers tell us that heading back south is tougher - I am not sure I even want to think about that now.
As we crossed the Equator, we raised a toast to Neptune, plus spread some of our best friend Steve around. I know he would have enjoyed our adventure - no matter how crazy.
|ITCZ - so this is what they were talking about|
For now, we will just enjoy Hawaii. We have lots of projects to keep us busy (and out of trouble), plus lots of beautiful places to explore.
Come and see us sometime - we would love to have you!