Thursday, July 19, 2018

A WILD NIGHT

19 July 18
1200 Pacific Daylight Time
Position: 33' 05N 125' 29W

All is well aboard. We have 370 nm to go to Long Beach for our Customs/Immigration check-in. We need the wind to keep cooperating in strength, 12-18 kts please, and direction from the north. At present wind is North at 10-12 and we are making 4.2 kts. We do have fuel reserves but never sure exactly how much is in the tanks as there are no gauges.
Kathy had a wild watch last night with winds building from the start at 18 kts. till mid way through 35 to 40 kts. the forecast had been for 14-16. So much for forecasts!!!
Wind and fuel gods permitting we hope to be in Long Beach sometime late Sunday or early this coming Monday.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

WIND

11 July 18
Past Beer Time
Position: 35' 29N 138' 55W

After very light winds we now have some good sailing. wind is just north of east at 15 with some gusting to the low 20's. Forecast calls for the same over the next several days , hopefully backing to a beam reach for us.

All is Well Aboard.

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

HEADING EAST

7 July 18
Almost Beer Time
Position: 36' 10N 144' 02W

We continue along, slowly. Light and fickle winds. Approximately 1250 miles to go to our customs clearance in Long Beach.

All is well, there is still plenty of provisions and my daily beer is cold.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

HAPPY 4TH of JULY

3 July 18
Unknown time in the Pacific
Position: 37' 30N 150' 15W

All is well as we sail along on our course toward Newport.
Our speed continues slow partially due to the fact the main is now kept in a double reef. Several days ago while removing a reef the main halyard jammed at the mast head. We are now using the topping lift for a halyard and are reluctant to do many sail changes.

We are happy to be sailing along making forward progress.

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

SAILING AGAIN

30 June 18
1130 Local, Hawaii
Position: 37' 23 N 153' 16 W

We are sailing again as we head northeast. Not fast but sailing. The winds have been light as we make our way through high pressure. We sail if possible often at only 2.5 to 3 kts of boat speed with wind speeds of 6 to 8 kts.

We have plenty of provisions and still some fresh cabbage, carrots, potatoes, onions and apples. There is also chicken breasts in marinade along with Italian sausages and both refrigerated and pickled eggs. There is also my supply of beer as like vitamins I have one-a-day.

The weather forecast has us continuing on this heading till sometime tomorrow then tacking over heading toward Long Beach for our Customs check-in. Best guess arrival during the week of July 15. Updates as we continue along.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

fORWARD PROGRESS

27 June 18
1700 Local, Hawaii
Position: 36' 13 N 157' 23 W

This afternoon finds us motoring along in a no wind zone as we transit part the the Pacific high pressure area. According to weather forecasts we may be motoring for a day or two.

All is well aboard. We actually have sunny sky's this afternoon after several days of fog.

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

PROGRESS CONTINUES

Sunday 24 June 18
2300 Zulu
Position: 36' 48 N 164' 24 W

All is well aboard the good ship Po Oino Roa. Today we are headed due east at the above latitude. Of course that may change when next we check the weather routing program, usually at 0600 and 1800 local time. We are currently in Hawaii's time zone.

We have overcast sky's with some fog.
the water temperature has dropped to 59 degrees and this morning it was a chilly 67 in the cabin. Our wind is south at 14 and we are making 5.5 kts. We sail quite conservatively, today with a triple reef in the main and the headsail partially rolled in. We are just happy to be heading in the correct direction. We'll get there when we get there, almost sounds like a Yogi quote.

No interesting sightings of ships or sea life and we have not encountered the trash island that floats out here somewhere.

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