The San Francisco Ferry Building was in the sunshine when we passed it.
At 0600 June 30 we set sail for Hawaii from Alameda. An hour later fog began to appear over the city as steered out the "Gate".
Coit Tower and Telegraph Hill were just inside the sunshine zone.
Astern, San Francisco peeked out under the fog.
The GG Bridge and her pelican pals are old friends from our Bay sailing days.
We passed under the GG Bridge and out into the Pacific Ocean. In 2 hours we'll be close reaching in 10 to 12 kn TWS. Here we have nothing.
View from the nav station of sunset our third day out at sea
Sunset on our fourth day at sea. Very light wind so we are motorsailing on port engine.
We had a gorgeous near-full moon most nights.
Maxsea electronic chart and latest GFS weather model (thanks to Saildocs) -- shows light wind from the north, and 1445 miles to Hawaii.
Steve and Shaun choose a fishing lure.
Sunset on our sixth day out
Deep orange to gold
Pizza for lunch in the cockpit at sea
Rain to starboard -- we are finally going to get some wind!
Wind! We have set full main and reacher. Soon we'll have 17 TWS and will be doing 9 to 10 kn again.
Steve trims the reacher.
From the navigation seat we can see the foredeck and the reacher.
Beautiful sailing under reacher and full mainsail. We're doing 9 to 10kn in 20kn TWS 165 TWA.
While Dorothy prepared dinner, Shaun sang ballads to the rest of the crew.
Beautiful morning sailing
Nearly full moon rises above rain clouds at dawn.
Shaun at the nav station with the Hawaiian islands on the electronic chart on our twelvth day.
Spaghetti in the cockpit
We had problems with the forward ends of the batten pockets failing.
Land Ho! Hawaii!
Waahila Ridge, Oahu
We entered Ko Olina Marina on a beautiful, sunny morning.
Steve and Shaun on the foredeck at Ko Olina. Welcome to Hawaii!