Isolated on Hawaii

  Vinni   We’d, via the press, followed the spread of the Corona virus from Wuhan in China.  We hoped that the Chinese would be able to contain it, but it quickly spread to the rest of Asia, then Europe and finally the US and the rest of the world.  A pandemic was started.  Many…

Pearl Harbor

  The winds of war   The Second World War was a long time coming in the Pacific.  In Japan, the military held the actual power, not the civilian government.  The military had ambitions to gain control over all Asia and the Pacific.  In 1931, Japan started on its territorial conquests by invading Manchuria and…

O`ahu

  As dawn breaks, we can see O´ahu’s skyline and the famous Diamond Head.  The air out here on the ocean is clean and clear so we have been able to see Honolulu’s lights from far away.  We’ve reached Honolulu and I guess it is first now that we truly realize we have sailed to…

Maui – from a paradise to a hell on water

We made landfall on Marui two weeks before Carsten’s daughter, husband, and our two grandchildren flew in.  Viggo is eight and Frida is six, the whole family flew in from San Francisco to visit us on Maui.  Maui is the next largest Hawaiian island after Hawaii- The big island.  We’re on a mooring ball just…

Maui – a whale zoo

  We get a weather window on January 22nd that will allow us to sail from Hilo to Maui.  We’ve waited a long time for this – we need to feel some sunshine. We haven’t seen the sun for almost three weeks now – since New Year’s it has rained the proverbial cats and dogs…

Hawaii – The Big Island

  First off, we need to understand some things about Hawaii – actually, there are two of them.  There is Hawaii, the state, consisting of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, Kahoolawe and Hawaii (The Big Island) and some small islands. Hawaii, the southernmost island is called Hawaii, but in order to know what everyone is talking…

Marquesas to Hawaii – not our dream sail

  At 08:00 Friday November 15, 2019 we haul the anchor and sail out of the bay at Nuku Hiva and set a course for Hawaii.  We could have sailed for Hawaii directly from Bora Bora, but that would have meant it would have been an “uphill” sail all the way to Hawaii.  Not many…