Hi Family and Friends, We arrived at Penrhyn Island with only 20 gallons of diesel in our tank, but we also knew that a supply sailing ship called the Kwai was on its way to Penrhyn from which we could buy fuel. We purchased 100 gallons of diesel for $460 […]
We are very happy to have finally anchored in Penrhyn; however, as we anchored on Saturday we could not clear in through customs until Monday morning, so we were stuck on the boat and the anchorage was terrible. The boat bounced up and down constantly. At night the ocean spray […]
Hi Folks, we are a bit tired, but we are now anchored in Penrhyn Island atoll and we are safe and happy. This is a short noon report and we hope everyone else is safe and happy too. Sara and Wade.
We caught our first fish and we weren’t even fishing. Relaxing and celebrating our Happy Friday we were listening to some sweet new tunes, recommended by Sara’s cousin Anthony, as Sara noticed a mess of birds about 100 yards from the boat. Wade quickly jumped up and released a fishing […]
The miles keep decreasing as do the number of bananas, albeit both quite slowly. And speaking of miles, we keep doing what we can to try to arrive in Penrhyn before Sunday. Work of any sort is frowned upon on Sundays, as well as departures, so we are sure Penrhyn […]
Yes, only about 125 more bananas to go (take one down, pass it around, 124 more bananas hanging around). We ate several, froze some, and dehydrated a bunch too. Unfortunately, our solar power was diminishing around 5 pm so we had to unplug the dehydrator and we can finish off […]
There is something to say about crossing the equator and if you’ve never crossed the equator at sea then you are a Slimy Pollywog. There are even some that would go so far as to say that if you’ve never gone through the nautical ritualistic hazing ceremony and stand in […]
Not much new to repost today except that we had a 986 foot long ship (size and name determined from broadcasted AIS information) pass within 2 miles of us. Also a boat called “Kiwi 986” was unsuccessfully trying to reach the US Coast Guard on the VHF radio, so we […]