Monthly Archives: January 2016

The end of the world as we know it…

Nothing to do with travels or sailing, just some fun observations about the coming apocalypse. Our modern world is covered with advertising.  It is hard to go more than a few minutes without somebody trying to sell you SOMETHING.  In … Continue reading

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Escape from Waikiki

Except for a few sailing trips, our time here on Oahu has been confined mostly to walking distance from the Ala Wai Boat Harbor in the heart of the tourist metropolis of Waikiki.  This week we rented a car and … Continue reading

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What is a “Long Tow”?

In the nautical world a “long tow” is a tug boat pulling a barge on a long cable.  When they are towing in the ocean the cable can sometimes be REALLY long.  It is a way of shipping anything that … Continue reading

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Random Hawai’i Thoughts

  One of the popular sports here, especially with the native Hawaiians, is racing outrigger canoes. Very skinny boats with an outrigger for balance they are usually crewed by one to six people, although much bigger ones are around. Here … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Everybody!

A slightly belated Happy New Year to everybody. We have been continuing to explore around Honolulu, and will likely be going further afield on Oahu in the next week or two.  In the meantime we have been sailing a bit, … Continue reading

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