Oahu Hawaii for 2 Days (+ Flying HNL to VAV)
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Oahu Hawaii for 2 Days (+ Flying HNL to VAV)

David and I took a short flight from the Big Island to Honolulu, Oahu.  We settled into our Airbnb in Waikiki. We didn’t have big plans for the next few days, except our one goal: Pearl Harbor. Oahu Geography Lesson Oahu is the small island where Honolulu is located.  Honolulu is the major airport in Hawaii,…

Sailing from Portland to San Francisco
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Sailing from Portland to San Francisco

We flew back to the states for our first paid crewing gig on a sailboat – we’ve been hired to help the owners of another FP Helia from Portland, Oregon to Hawaii. Arrival in Salpare Bay After spending some time in Seattle with David’s grandmother and then at an Airbnb in Portland with David’s parents,…

Panama

Panama City, Panama

We found ourselves in Panama City, the capital of Panama, after sailing through the Panama Canal. Being on the small isthmus between the two oceans – Atlantic and Pacific – Panama City was a huge hub for trade, piracy, and Spanish conquistadors. The original city, now referred to as Panama Viejo, was set on fire…

Sailing the Panama Canal
Panama

Sailing the Panama Canal

Sailing the Panama Canal is one of the most amazing experiences of our trip.  It is expensive to get your boat through, but getting to see the Panama Canal up close and personal is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and sure as heck beats sailing the long way around.  You don’t have to have a boat to…