Alita

Alita

Sat May 26 13:22 2018 NZST
Speed: 7.0knts
Run: 189nm (342.1km)
Avg: 6.5knts
24hr: 155.9nm
Weather: Wind E 15kts - high cloud cover

Left our anchorage at Hanalei Bay at 3.30pm yesterday and had a good 24 hour run at about 340T. Wind was in the low 20's from ENE to start with, with a bit of a cross sea chop, but nothing too nasty. It has calmed as expected and it now blows in mid tens out of the east. We'll head more northerly now to evade a zone without wind, then will most likely return to our rhump line to Dutch Harbor. There has been a high cloud cover all day, but it cleared enough at noon for the solar panels to charge. We are all well aboard and well fed with junk food!

Fri May 25 8:16 2018 NZST
Speed: 0.0knts
Weather: Wind ENE 18kts

We are planing to leave towards Alaska this afternoon. All preparations are made, the crew is in good spirits and the forecast looks favorable. We have nice easterlies to start with for two days, will then not have to motor very long to get through the eye of the high above us. Afterwards we are expecting north to east winds again. Beyond that... only god knows. As it looks now, there will be two lows passing north and ahead of us as we sail towards Dutch Harbor. This is the preferable location for the lows to be ahead and far away. But of course we will get weather data on the way and adjust our plan accordingly.

Tue May 22 11:41 2018 NZST
Speed: 0.1knts
Run: 20.4nm (36.9km)
Weather: Wind ENE 11kts at anchorage - 17 kts trade winds and 2 meter waves outside

Got up very, very early in the morning to evade having to beat into strong trade winds, which usually pick up as soon as the sun comes up in Nawilili. We are now safely at anchor in panoramic Hanalei Bay. It is much less swell in here, as the chart would make you believe. We are quite comfortable and will have a relaxing nap now.

Mon May 14 13:21 2018 NZST
Run: 108.3nm (196km)
Weather: Winds 22kt ENE - scatered showers

Had a smooth overnight passage to Kauai and are now anchored in Nawiliwili Harbor, where we set base for the next few days to do some land tours.

Thu May 10 20:16 2018 NZST

Anchored in Kane'ohe Bay, Oahu East. Surprisingly pleasant and calm anchorage despite the trade winds being up. People in the yacht club are very friendly and accomodating.

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