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“Hawaii”

Jul
13
2009

Dispatch 16: The Voyage Home Begins

Dispatch 16 sent 7/13/09 (Kaua’i enroute to Pt Townsend): Paul, Sam, and Paul B left Nawiliwili Harbor on Kaua’i on Friday, 7/10, at 7am Hawaiian time (3 hours earlier than Pacific time, and 6 hours earlier than Eastern Time). Paul and Sam are fine, and Paul B is still getting used to the watch schedule […]

Jul
8
2009

Dispatch 15: Odds & Ends and Maui to Kaua’i

Dispatch 15 sent 7/8/09: Paul said that the passage from Cabo to Maui was uneventful. Sam continued catching fish, so they had fresh fish (mostly mahimahi) nearly every day. They were each on watch for 8 hours during the day and 4 hours at night, so both got enough sleep during that leg. As you […]

Jul
7
2009

Dispatch 15a: Kaua’i Road Trip

The best way to see Kaua’i is by car. We rented a car for nearly a week, and really got to explore this spectacular island.  Smaller than the Big Island, Maui, or Oahu, because it is the oldest island, erosion has really had a chance to do its work and some truly breath-taking sights are […]

Jul
2
2009

Dispatch 14a: pictures from Maui and Oahu

When I met Paul and Sam on Maui, getting out to “Indigo” was interesting.  From talking to a staffer at Kahului (the port of entry), there are a small private marina and about 7 or 8 mooring buoys at Lahaina. Unfortunately, it turned out that a few days before, the buoys had been inspected and […]

Jun
24
2009

Dispatch 14: Hawaiian Landfall

Dispatch 14 sent 6/24 (Maui): Landfall at last! Paul and Sam got to Kahului Harbor on Maui about 20 minutes ago, around 7:15 pm (1915) Hawaii time, or 2215 here on Vashon (Pacific Time). They are anchored out and customs will give Paul instructions about how to clear in when they open in the morning, […]

Jun
16
2009

Dispatch 13: …Port of Entry: Maui?

Dispatch 13 sent 6/16 : Paul and Sam are now less than 900 miles from Hilo, and at their present rate, they may arrive in Hilo about 6/24 or 6/25. They are screaming along at 7.3 knots, and the wind is predicted to continue in the 15-18 knot range at least for the next 3 […]

Jun
10
2009

Dispatch 12: Voyaging to Hawaii (continued)

Dispatch 12 sent 6/10/09 (voyaging to Hawaii): Paul and Sam are now by my very rough calculation about 615 nm from Baja and have about 1235 nm to go in order to get to their landfall at Hilo. They left on 6/3, so have been gone exactly a week. Paul thinks they will arrive around […]