Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Out for a rip

The marina we're in is right by Waikiki and all the good shopping spots in Honolulu. It's a 5 minute walk to the Apple Store which is pretty fun but definitely hard on the wallet....
We went out for a day sail yesterday. Sunny skies, and conditions looked pretty benign, but it was blowing hard when we got out of the lee of the buildings downtown.
20+ knots of wind gusting to 30 kts- all reefed up and nowhere to go
This is called getting hosed
And back to the protection of the bay and the city. Fun sailing!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Pali Loop, Oahu

We found a road loop on Strava that looked interesting so we headed out on the bikes this morning to check it out. There were some urban antics getting out of town be we made it to the north coast and had some good views.
We rode out to a marine research facility. Inside a big garage were a couple really techie looking submersibles. Someone's got a great job on Oahu.
The traffic here isn't terrible but it is relentless.
There were a couple quiet stretches through tropical forest that made for pretty fun carves going downhill.
The canopy crossed the road several times.
It just makes me want to go sailing!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Back on track

Good news from Kona this morning. The 'lil Swede has indeed been fully resuscitated and is running well. The crew is delighted. Leaving port this morning bound for Honolulu- 150 nm to the NW.  It should take about 24 hours depending on the wind in the lee of the island chain.

The buck toothed critter in the last photo is a barred filefish, he followed us around on a dive last week, probably wondering what's taking so long to get your engine fixed?