Just leaving the Ala Wai.
Ron with Diamond Head in the background.
Todd takes it all in.
What's at the end of the rainbow?
In high spirits.
Ron just never shuts up.
You can't tell by the photo, but he's worried.
Clouds over leeward Oahu.
Messing with the windvane and GPS.
Booby on the solar panel! We chased him away, but let him sleep on the bowsprit.
This is a red-footed booby, which we didn't see in Mexico.
Reading... a lot.
Enjoying the calm conditions.
Sunset on the Pacific.
Making chicken and noodles- or maybe rice and tuna.
How many beers...
...can one man drink...
...in one afternoon at sea?
Answer: Almost as much as this man drank.
Solar showering with Camp Suds.
Ready for the nightly net.
That head lamp is a good look.
The breakfast/snack/lunch/dinner of champions.
Reeling it in.
Love at first bite.
Black footed albatross.
Mending the spinnaker.
The first time it tore, but the second time it held.
Calm and clouds... dropping the sails and sleeping for the night.
The crew reads... some more.
1000 miles from anywhere, calm as can be.
Sleeping like a (neurotic) baby.
Fixing the sail slides.
A few slides near the top had come loose.
Big freighter goes by.
One of Ron's many emails to Sherry.
Hiding... for some reason.
Fish number two, an albacore.
It was bigger with its head on.
Todd had a great time making fillets.
The weather started getting rough...
...if not for the courage of the fearless crew...
no caption necessary
Is that land?!!!
It is land!
Heading to the gate.
Not far off now.
Thinking of a shower.
A hot cup of tea kept us warm in the fog.
After three years...
we're headed home!
Here we go!
The sun comes out, and we're happy!
The proud captain.
Picante for dinner.
Burritos and good beer.
Josh and Arela.
Jammy and the Yam.
Back on the boat.
Wine and Indian sweets.
Reunited and it feels so good!