Finish line

24 Oct

At 22:30 Pacific Time October 24th 2015 I finally rounded south of Diamond Head on Oahu marking the end of my passage from San Francisco to Honolulu. My final destination is Ko-Olina Marina, just west of Honolulu and I should get there just before midnight Hawaiian time. For now, I’m just a regular boater as I pass by Waikiki Beach with its massive array of hotels. There are no more ocean swells, the area is littered with life. Passenger boats, coast guard helicopters and even planes coming out of HLN. I have cell phone coverage and Internet. This last day at sea surely had been amazing. I’ve seen three of the Hawaiian islands, had some great fun flying my spinnaker and watched a spectacular sunset as I was heading towards Diamond Head. The rest of the trip surely has been remarkable as well and is one that I’ll never forget. 16 and a half days at sea with only myself and my vessel to keep me alive, moving towards my goal. I’ll never look at the sea again without remembering

this trip. It’s made a lasting impression on my soul.

Captain Petter on S/V Bella Marina