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July 8, 2010

We Have Wind!

We have wind! It’s about eight knots from the NNW, which is letting us sail about five knots towards Hawaii. This is much better. For dinner we had a nice green salad, and then a second helping of mongolian beef and pork fried rice. Everyone ate! Life is good. Until tomorrow, Paul / VALIS


Waiting for the Wind, and a Visit From Tiki J

We’re stuck here, in pretty much the same place we were at our last report. The wind we had essentially shut itself off, and we’ve been ghosting along at less than one knot. The usual knotmeter reading is 0.00 KTS, and exclamations of joy and amazement are heard when the display shows anything besides zeroes. […]


July 8 – Morning Report

Greetings from VALIS! Time:12:00 Noon PDT Position: 37d 55m N, 126d 34m W (about 195 miles due west of the Golden Gate Bridge) Speed: 1 kt, Course: 287d magnetic Wind less than 2 kts from the north As you might guess from the above data, we’re just bobbing around out here, waiting for the wind […]