A New Adventure: #SPRAY

If you told me 10 years ago that I would turn into my parents, I would have laughed. Although my years of spending summers exploring the seemingly endless bays, fjords, and waterways of BC’s coast, shaped me, my high heels and nail polish at the time would suggest otherwise. I’ve been through all the phases:…

Goodbye Hawaii!

After a week filled with both adventure and a few trips to Costco to provision, we have now left Christine and picked up our new crew: Josh. Fenwick Light is sitting a little lower in the water and we are ready to go! I have finally put together a little more about our passage here, for…

Lanai to Oahu: Big City Life

We are now on the island of Oahu after a sleepless overnight passage from Lanai. We gave Christine a taste of offshore cruising and even had to call a tug boat to alter course sometime around midnight, as we were sandwiched between two. Sailing is much more stressful when close to land! 10 days left…

Surviving Darby

Storm Watch turned into Storm Warning and the crew of Fenwick Light quickly packed our bags as the warning to find shelter on land echoed over the VHF radio. It’s not often hurricane’s or tropical storms hit the islands, so it we were unlucky to time our visit with “Darby”! Fortunately Tropical storm “Darby” didn’t effect…

Maui

After blogging every day on our trip, how do I summarize a week of adventures on an island in one post? I’ll do my best to keep it short. We landed in Kahului, on the North side of Maui, as the sun was rising. The lush green mountains greeted us in golden light and the…

ProjectPacific: Day 23

Today was the day I bet we would get to Hawaii.  Judging by the fact that we can’t even see it yet, I would say I was a little off.  However, we have less than 300nm left so we are estimating arriving Thursday morning!  Farrell is having trouble sleeping during the day now as he…

ProjectPacific: Day 22

What started out with waves that could have been out of the Perfect Storm is ending with beautiful 15knot winds pushing us along towards the promise of long showers and fresh fruit.  Okay, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic, but it is slightly terrifying watching these massive waves come right up to our stern before…

ProjectPacific: Day 21

I don’t believe in bad luck, just bad timing, which is how today went for me.  We’ve been rotating one hour shifts hand steering to keep the most efficient course we can.  On today’s shifts we have had squall after squall after squall, which is quite different than the usual sun we’ve been growing accustomed…

ProjectPacific: Day 20

After 20 days at sea and only seeing a handful of cargo ships, we were surprised to come across another boat yesterday evening and again when a bright light bobbed along the horizon at 5 in the morning.  We have been accustomed to it just being the three of us;  the occasional Albatross (who we…

ProjectPacific: Day 19

A cloud covered the sun and I grip the wheel a little tighter.  The swells that just seconds ago were friendly now look ominous and angry as they charge towards us.  Minutes later I am drenched by a fine rain that is the type that manages to get everything wet.  These squalls have been visiting…