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Eric & Sherrell
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Posted on Sunday Oct 27, 2013
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We haven't written much because we've been having fun. We visited the Big Island, Molokini, parts of Maui and now we are anchored in Molokai! It's been hot with the temperatures near 90 and there's no sign of fall approaching, much less winter.
Today is Sherrell's B-day! We made her some cupcakes...chocolate of course. Tomorrow we are going to "borrow" a car and do a tour of the island for a couple of days. Molokai has been a very friendly place and there are many things here that remind us of Mexico. (I should probably clarify that this is a good thing because I understand that many people have the wrong impression of Mexico based solely on news coverage.)
The trades are expected to pickup this week so we might be here for a while waiting for a window to get to Oahu, but that's ok because the anchorage is calm and we aren't in a hurry to start working on the boat and rushing around the big city of Honolulu just yet.
Posted on Monday Oct 14, 2013
The Frog King, the Fishing Lady and many others will be missed but NOT the ice machine. Our past couple of months inside the Wailoa Harbor (which is really just a tiny boat basin) hasn't been dull. When your boat is parked curb-side and open to the public 24/7 you get to meet everyone. Really the only downside with this very public spot is the ice machine that is about 50 feet from our bow that dumps out about 100 pounds of ice every hour and has a motor that won't quit along with a work crew that starts around 3am with lots of shouting and music. Other than that it has been interesting seeing the world go by and floating in what amounts to a fresh water river that keeps the bottom of our boat super clean.
We've enjoyed our time here on the Big Island but it is time for us to sail on to Maui and the other islands. Friends are going to ship our car to us on Oahu once we get there so we'll have transportation again which will be fun.
We are both a bit anxious to get moving again. Three must be something wrong with us.
Here's a parting shot of our boat in the basin with big-ol' Mauna Kea with its telescopes in the background. Awesome.