148* 05.9' West
July 20, 2010
We had an uneventful (and that's how you want it) trip out the Tiputa Passe at Rangiroa around 11:00 am. We had a dolphin swimming with us out the Passe and he stayed with us for about 15 minutes. The winds have not calmed as the forecast predicted, but instead have stayed right where CAPAZ likes them between 18 and 25 knots. We are cruising along trying to point just east of Hawaii and achieving that goal pretty easily with the wind either right at the beam or just a little ahead of it.
Everyone seemed to spend most of today letting their bodies get acclimated to the movement of the boat. Really not much to report except that we are all glad to be underway. The boys are excited to be on to Hawaii and somewhat familiar territory. They have big plans for our time back in Seattle while Brad and CAPAZ make their way toward the mainland. We have also started talking about where we want to go in British Columbia before we bring the boat back to Seattle around the first of November.