august-21st-blog

Now, this is what cruising is all about. After two days of stormy weather the skies have completely cleared, the swells are down to only a couple of feet with almost no wind. I am lying on the flybridge settee during my night watch. Before the moon rises i watch the most spectacular sky full of stars. The closest place to add any significant light pollution is 600 miles away. Shooting star after shooting star.
Our speed is back up to 5+ knots burning 1.5 gph. Hawaii looks to be about 4-5 days away if this nice weather holds. We saw our first AIS target on the radar/chart plotter today after being at sea for 13 days.
17 23 n
168 14 w
On a course of 75 degrees direct to Honolulu.