Friday, July 10, 2009

Underway

Malachi departed Hanalei Bay, Kauai, HI at 10am yesterday, July 8th after two restful days at anchor. We've got favorable winds from the northeast and the moderate seas have made for a nice start to this leg of the trip home to Vancouver. We continue to travel with Orca III and we anticipate our arrival in Victoria around and about the 25th of July, a landfall we are all quite excited about. We are all looking forward to reuniting with our family and friends and especially Diesel!

Last night, just before dark, we had a strike on our fishing line. We all watched and Steve was up fast enough to see a huge, angry Marlin jumping in annoyance at the hook that was stuck in his mouth! All we desired was to reel the big fish in for a photo opportunity, but, disappointingly that was not meant to be. The reel on the rod broke so Jay donned the heavy duty gloves to pull in the line while Steve manually spooled it onto the handle of a scrub brush. When the fish was within 20 feet of the boat, it panicked and took off, breaking the hook in the process. The marlin was relieved, I'm certain, but the fishermen aboard were sad not to have had a good look.

Morale on board is good so far and no one has been feeling sea sick, thank goodnes! It's still quite warm, but there is significant cloud cover that keeps us comfortable.

Thanks to all of our faithful followers, we sure appreciate all of your love, prayers and support.

1 comment:

Calvin said...

Aloha,

We are all excited for the much anticipated return of our dear friends. It has been a wonderful adventure for the Peterson family as we have tracked your Pacific route.

The updates, pictures and videos have been insightful and uplifting as we shared your journey with you.

“May the wind always be on your back and the sun upon your face and may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars.”

Love and blessing on you all!