After years of laying groundwork, months of planning, and 6 solid weeks of focused effort, we left San Diego Bay at 1:00 Sunday afternoon, Feb. 18. We plotted a course for Hiva Oa, one of the larger islands in the Marquesas group of French Polynesia. This gives a rhumb line (sailor-speak for the straight line … Continue reading A wild start!
Well, .... We planned to depart for Polynesia February first, but here we are coming on Valentine's Day and we're still in San Diego. We are waiting for a part for the watermaker. In the meantime, we are finishing the other jobs fell behind. We're in good spirits, and the weather favors a later departure … Continue reading Saying our goodbyes
Jim, Max and Tony are taking 2 weeks for boat maintenance and installation of new hardware. This is a big and expensive undertaking because many things on the boat are big, specialized, and must be extra-durable. Some of the major jobs are: Clean, sand and paint the bottom with toxic paint that annoys barnacles that … Continue reading Repairs and refitting
Check it out. I can post blogs by email. This entry was created and uploaded by writing an email and sending it to the SailAkela site. I will need to do this while we’re off the grid because the satellite connection has limited bandwidth. I can easily send text and I can choose a few … Continue reading Posting by email
Check out the picture archive (the "Photos" tab on the main menu) where digital pictures are posted and archived. This collection of pictures was taken over the years with family and friends aboard Akela. As we collect more pictures, I'll continue to dump them here. The choice and timing of the pictures posted here may seem … Continue reading Picture archive is up!
Check out the new ultimate frisbees. Soon to be a collector's item. We have the crazy idea that we'll deliver ultimate frisbees to kids in the Pacific Isles. We'll have fun trying anyway.
Check out the new awnings! Nana Johnson flew to Tucson to make these out of 40 yards of WeatherMax80 fabric using Jack's industrial sewing machine. These will provide both shade and rain protection. Pretty nice!