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And there's Hawaii! Mauna Kea rises in the background almost
13 800 ft above Hilo Bay and the windward coast ahead. At this
point we were still 4 hours from arriving.
Sunrise on a day near the end of the trip. Only rarely
could we see the actual sunset/rise, as there were often clouds on the horizon.
||A squid that splopped on our deck overnight.|
A very calm day, during which we were considering hopping in
for a swim. Right about then a 2 meter long lifeguard showed up...
We are now officially half-way to Hawaii, so it makes no sense
to turn back after this point.
||We each received a wonderful necklace from Robin and Cheryl to commemorate the milestone. Even better, the necklaces were candy!|
Often during the first half of the trip we'd be accompanied for
10 minutes or more by playful dolphins or porpoises.
Another, larger, flying fish that landed on the wrong boat. Bjarne
gives it the sniff-test and decides it has baked too long in the sun.
These small fry are flying fish. They pop up and glide
above the swells for distances up to 15 m. Once I spotted a whole
school (flock?) of about 30 flying in unison.
We enjoyed the company of this not-too-shy bird for over an hour
while it presumable rested.
||Having good food readily available is mandatory for morale.||
Race rocks is in the background, as we chase down one of the
Vic-Maui race boats that managed to sneak past us.
Barb bundled up on a drizzly Wednesday as we leave Victoria.
All this stuff and more needs to fit somewhere onto Freya. Santa
manages somehow, and so do we..
Dad drilling holes in the foredeck to mount our liferaft. This
was one of many last-minute jobs we scurried around doing. Thanks
to the many that helped in small and big ways to get this journey underway!
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