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July 23, 2012

July 23, 3:30 PM

Latitude 31d 48m N, Longitude 138d 31m W. This is the kind of sailing the brochure promised! 20 kt winds, blue sky, puffy white clouds, the occasional dark cloud with rain. And we’re not even in the tropics yet! This morning we put the spinnaker back up and have been making great speed towards Hawaii. […]


July 23 – 5:00AM

Good morning from VALIS! We’ve been sailing under starry skies, watching the jetliners fly to and from Hawaii, and seeing the occasional meteorite streak overhead. Our wake is glowing a phosphorescent green, and we can see the distant whitecaps by starlight. The air is warm. The sea is warm too, as Michael and I discovered […]