Meanwhile, we've ambled (major understatement) across the 100 mile Hawaiian archipelago to the far northern island of Kaua'I where we found some hotel WiFi to pirate. Here in Hanale'i we watch the TransPac single-handers arrive from San Francisco after battling the remnants of tropical storm Celia. They glide into the bay, drop an inadequate anchor and make their way to the nearest pub. We then watch their boats wander around the bay looking for good holding.
|We went from the crowded Ala Wai harbor in busy Honolulu, Oahu|
|To the peaceful, but rolly, waters of Hanalei Bay, Kauai|
We've watched tropical storms/hurricanes Blas, Celia, Darby, and now Estelle approach and the first two pass. Once this cavalcade goes by we will be clear to continue our journey across the NE Pacific. Our new crew member, Randy arrives next week. Then we will provision perishables for the 5th time and have our lines ready to cast off when the coast is clear, whenever that might be?
|Brent, Eileen, and the skipper on the beach at Poka'i Bay Oahu|