Project Pacific: Day 2.16

After 15 days of sailing on a starboard tack, cooking on a starboard tack, life as we know it has literally flopped around.  We are now heading in a NE direction, aka home, and it sure feels good!  We motored throughout the night, amongst glassy seas and a dark sky.  The fuel line plugged up…

Project Pacific: Day 2.15

As Josh cut off the dark bits of the meat, the filet of fish twitched in his hand.  Minutes later, seared in coconut oil, we feasted on the best tuna I’ve ever tasted.  After days of pasta, canned soup and oatmeal, the fish was everything we could ask for (although some consistent wind would be…

Project Pacific: Day 2.14

Nothing much to report today, other than we are hoping to start making easting by tomorrow morning.  Although we are now in line with Oregon State, we are still way in the middle of the Pacific and are waiting for the wind to change direction to push us home.  Upon studying the charts, it shows…

Project Pacific: Day 2.13

We’ve reached halfway!  The sun is out, we’ve done our daily push-ups (plus some), and we’ve made great distance in the last 24 hours;  we are feeling good. Our planned celebration was of course to involve some beer, it’s been hiding in the bilge out of temptation for this special occasion.  But it was to…

Project Pacific: Day 2.12

Remember when I said I liked falling asleep to the purring engine?  I take it all back.  Yesterday’s headache was enough for me to ask our crew, Josh, to write a guest post (thanks Josh!)  We are now happy to be sailing again, running at a broad reach averaging 5 knots, sans headache. Before we…

Project Pacific: Day 2.11

Hello Internet, I am Josh, the late crew member (aka the bilge boy) and I have been assigned by Kayleen to write a guest blog.  I have been having a great time on Fenwick Light!  We are living the dream out here in the middle of the Pacific.  Sometimes we need to remind ourselves of…

Project Pacific: Day 2.10

The good thing about motoring is that it drowns out all other noise.  My bunk puts my head right at the engine and I happily fall asleep to the purr of the iron genny.  We are hoping this night and day of motoring puts us through the pieces of the broken up high, clear to…

Project Pacific: Day 2.9

We have gotten to that point in the trip where the excitement has worn off and the realization that we still have two weeks of travel sets in.  The mental challenges that come with thriving on a 34 foot boat with two others are definitely present as we push forward.  So how does one fill…

Project Pacific: Day 2.8

One of the most frustrating things for a sailor is when the wind dies and the rigging is slapping against the mast.  The sounds gets on your nerves within minutes.  Do you use precious fuel?  Or wait it out for who knows how long?  Is that a wind line on the horizon?  The good thing…

Project Pacific: Day 2.7

One week at sea from Oahu and we are over 700nm away from the Hawaiian islands.  Mr. Dorado must have heard about our need for a celebration so decided to help us out. After yesterday’s catch of the Dorado that got away, we were pretty pleased to wake up with a good sized on already…