25.07 – Lono Harbour – Molokai
Yesterday we really switched over to cruising mode again after preparing for the Transpac and then do it for nearly 3 months. It has definitely been a great experience and with the «lessons learned» on the way it is something we would like to do again!
We crossed the Kaiwi channel in almost no wind, which is pretty unusual. Yesterday the remainings of a tropical storm passed just north of the Hawaiian Islands that lead to no wind on the south side for about 24 hours. Lucky with that one! We came in to a deserted harbor called Lono (Hale O Lono) at the same time as Locomotive, the division 5 winner of the Transpac, and anchored in a nice spot. This is on the leeward side of Molokai so even when the trades have picked up today we are safe here and inside the old breakwaters the sea is all flat.
The days after finishing the Transpac has been filled with exploration of the Oahu Island where most of the Hawaiians are living and the big city of Honolulu is. We have been driving around in the car that Charity and Tim (our hosts) has lent us and seen most of the coastline. Apart from that, in the evening and nights, we have been taken the challenge of figuring out which bar has the best Mai tais seriously. The result is that we can`t remember the winner!
Our plan is now to cruise step by step towards south and east and eventually reach Hawaii, or as they are saying here, The big island. Here we hope to do some spectacular dives, hopefully with some big animals.
When we get to internet again we will upload pictures from Honolulu and Oahu.
On board now; Maren and Karl Otto