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June 07, 2012

Home Again!

Back in Nawiliwili
At 5:30 Sunday morning the crew of  Meshach completed their 3000 mile journey to Kauai. In just 14 days of travel time and under reffed sails for 90 percent of the time the voyage was by all accounts successful. The guys were in good spirits and ready to be back.

Angela and Annie met Aaron and Kevin at the dock with leis and well I brought kids oops that would have been a nice touch. The crew were excited to see loved ones and be back on solid non moving ground After some photo taking ( thanks Mario and Alyssa) the crew was ready to head off to a fabulous Sunday brunch with Tastes of Hawaii. Music, friends and lots of yummy treats. This was a great way to celebrate the crossing.

Thor and I took advantage of being on a dock which is a rare thing for our boat. Off with the old and on with the new. All the extra stuff required for full time cruising was taken off the boat and the next two days were spent cleaning and prepping the boat for a summer in Hanalei Bay. The boat is now back in order and we are back to work and everyday life. Looking forward to weekends and extended times on the boat this summer.

June 02, 2012

LAND HO!

Land Ho!
21 13 N
157 30 W
Yeah, cell phone reception! This is the view from Meshach now as they make their way around the east cape of Oahu Hawaii Kai and into Waikiki. They have two reefs in the sails. The accelerated winds in the Molokai Chanel and the washing machine like waters churn and make for a bumpy ride on their approach to solid ground. Everyone is in good spirits and excited to be closer to home.

As of early this morning they were about 20 miles from the Ala Wai. They will be calling port authorities for the official check in to the country and then plot their final leg of the trip to Kauai. They don't plan on staying long in the big city very long. They will probably have a meal made off the boat a nice long shower at the Waikiki Yacht Club and a bit of time enjoying just not moving.
 
One of these kids is not like the other!
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June 01, 2012

In Hawaiian Waters



The wind has not let down for a bit. and as expected they should  be arriving on terra firma Saturday morning at the Ala Wai harbor. The last days have been a bit crazy on our home front . Sienna and I managed to pick up a nasty flu and were in bed for a few days. We still were able to finish the last of the two school projects including building a Oviraptor Dinosaur out of trash or recyclable  materials for Sienna's first grade class.  The project was earmarked for Thor but ended up being a mom/daughter project that we pulled off.

Yesterday Tristan was asked to sail on Ozone the Olsen30 the boat that Thor and Aaron race on when not on the high seas. It is the junior series and Tristan had a blast being on the water. He did say Meshach sails a lot different than than Ozone. The degree of heeling over must have had something to do with that. He had a blast and was energized for hours after that. A true sailor like his daddy for sure. We are all excited as the miles between us shortens every hour. Excited for a summer of getting reacquainted with boat lfe and excited to share it with friends old and new.

The original plan for the arrival was to make landfall in Hanalei Bay, but logistics and ease of cleaning the boat, offloading our year of shells, rocks and other things, getting it ready for summer and to make it easier for friends and family to come down and visit and see them as they sail in.  The final destination for this voyage will be our home port Nawiliwili on Kauai.
Today's position as of 6:00 am
21 07N
154 05W
 COURSE 270
 215 MI TO ALA WAI SPEED 8-11KTS
Ozone Missing there Crew

Tristan Sailing on Ozone for the Junior Series
Sienna still pretty wiped out but happy dino is done