This morning I finally past the 500 nautical mile mark. In fact, I might even make it to the 400 mark by the end of the day. Either way, I'm celebrating by having my coconut cookies. In hindsight, I should have bought enough cookies to have them every day. Next trip I'll be a little wiser.
The wind was pushing me too far south, so yet again I got the pole back on and went wing-on-wing. Looking at my numbers for the last 6 hours, it's paid off if only I can keep the same average speed through the night. I'm hoping to arrive early Sunday. Keep in mind I also have to get half way around the island to get to port. My current "finish" line is a marker I set right off Diamond Head. Then technically, I could drop the sails, anchor outside Waikiki Beach and swim to the beach for a cocktail. In reality, once past Diamond Head, I'll fire up the engine and motor to my marina so I can pump out my nasty smelling holding tank and take a proper shower. But hey a guy can dream.
Captain Petter on S/V Bella Marina