Monday, June 10, 2013

Day 1 - Oahu to Fanning Island

LATITUDE: 19-10.91N
LONGITUDE: 158-12.02W
Miles traveled in 23 hours: 136
Miles to Fanning Island: 921

Woke up yesterday morning in Pokai Bay surrounded by spinner dolphins and tourists. It was an exciting way to start the day.

We have been at sea about 23 hours. The winds started at 3 knots and quickly gusted to 26 knots, which matched the forecasts. So, we double reefed our main and shortened the jib. Much more comfortable.

The waves have been a little more exciting than expected. The water flooding through the Hawaiian Island channels sure stirs things up. So, we are being bounced around a bit, but making good time. Captain Doug thinks it will be like this at least one more day.

Saw a sliver of the new moon last night followed by a gazillion stars - one shooting. Forgot how pretty the skies are out here.

Moondance is fine, but a total mess already. Crew are fine, but a little tired and wishing they would have ordered more pizza. Does the Coast Guard deliver? Just kidding!

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