Monday May 18
SV Estelle left Hilo Harbor, on the big island of Hawaii today. Destination: Friday Harbor. Before leaving, they picked up a 5th crew member who flew in from Port Townsend. Say hi to Bob ya’ll!
Before leaving Hawaii the Station Manager was able to pry a few words from the busy-provisioning Galley Wench.
The Galley Wench Report
Life after quarantine???? Life after quarantine has been pretty much the same as life before quarantine. The most significant change is that we left Dan Handlers paradise-like estate in exchange for a converted garage efficiency room. No more giant kitchen, choice of inside or outside shower, no more making fresh coconut milk, swimming daily in the crisp and clear river or walking Neo the loyal Aussie-mix breed. We have been reduced to a coffee pot and a microwave.
In exchange we have wheels aka a Toyota Corolla from Ricks fabulous rental cars and two cruiser bikes thanks to Gustavo our air bnb super host.
Our Hawaiian days were filled with hiking, swimming and preparing Estelle for the next leg. The galley has been cleaned and sterilized, the generator had an oil change and a few bolts tightened, and Estelle’s had her bottom cleaned!
Rob found poker buddy Nick and wife Carmen living in HPP aka Hawaiian Paradise Park. Spent two afternoons catching up and adventuring with Nick.
Pre-passage tasks included a last visit to a local farmers market and finishing up the shopping for dairy and fresh meat – fresh meat meaning the good stuff…chorizo, chicken and apple sausage, and bacon!
Bonfire at Dans last night, where we ate steak tacos and Okinawa haupia cheesecake and played a last game of rat trap with the family.
Ending post with assorted fotos from the Big Island. We are ready to rock and roll! Aloha!