Monday, August 2, 2010

Day 14: Sunrise over Haleakala

    20* 30.2' North
157* 11.5' West
August 2, 2010

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We spent most of yesterday trying to see the Big Island of Hawaii through the clouds that shrouded it. We were able to make out a wind farm near the southern tip of the island, but otherwise it was pretty much the suggestion of land. Once we were in the leeward side of the island, the swell became much gentler and we enjoyed the respite even though we had to turn on the engine. Once we entered the Channel between Hawaii and Maui, the swell and wind increased.
A little after 6:00 am, I was treated to an absolutely fantabulous sunrise over the dormant volcano, Haleakala on Maui. Off our starboard bow is the island of Lanai.

Allied ship during combat exercises off Oahucros 117

We are pretty excited about coming into Honolulu this afternoon. Once we hit the dock, there are lists of things to do before the new crew flies in to help bring CAPAZ back to the mainland and the boys and I fly to Seattle for a couple of weeks.

The CAPAZ Crew enjoys dinner on land at the Chart House

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