We're getting close to departure from Honolulu- heading for San Francisco Bay. All jobs have been shed, hospital art has been vandalized, good-byes mostly said, rig inspected, boat stuffed with lentils, onions, apples and potatoes (okay and brownie mix), satellite phone charged, ditch bag stocked, SSB radio tested, and anchor stowed. Pau Hana is ready to sail. Conditions are looking good for a sporty first few days at sea. We're hoping for about 17 days, but who knows?