|Sure it will be a wonderful cruise............|
|Los Arcos at Cabo|
|Helga takes charge|
|Four strands left!|
|Jury rigged stay installed|
We got fairly regular connections with our SSB and kept our grib files and Pacific surface forecast up to date. Connie and Peter sent us updates as well on our Delorme inReach. This device was invaluable for instant SMS text messages to friends and family dependably anytime day or night. We also used it for the spot forecast service from Ocens which is a very worthwhile addition - similar to the bouy weather format.
|Wing on wing stormsail|
day 16 we deployed the storm jib alongside the poled out genoa and made hull speed, easily handled by Helga all day and night for the next week.
|Nice jicima salad Al!|
|Champagne all around at Hilo|
|Stern tied in Radio Bay, Hilo|
We arrived at Hilo at noon on Saurday, 21 days for the trip. Many thanks to CBP officers Valdez and Foss for clearing us in and sparing us a week-end waiting on the boat.
We enjoyed a few days together checking out the big island including a helicopter volcano tour and going snorkeling at Captain Cook. All in all a great trip with two of the best crew - Al and John - that you could hope to get.
|The final track - 2,500 NM|