here is the latest with the Kauai Sea Scouts:
We decided to haul the boat out for much needed maintenence over the spring break. The closest place euqipped to haul a boat of this size was in Honolulu. (Sand Island)
So at 5:00 in the morning on Saturday, March 16th, we set sail for Oahu.
The trip took us 2 days and we stopped to anchor the first night in Pokai Bay (waianae) before continuing on to Honolulu on Sunday.
The journey across the Kauai channel was made safer by 2 off-duty US Coastguardsmen who joined us aboard Decisive for the trip to Honolulu.
On Monday March 18th, the boat was out of the water and we began to go to work.
We stayed on board the boat and worked hard on the boat for the next 4 days. The kids would literally wake up at 0700 and start working on the boat. They have a real sense of ownership in their boat and wanted to make it nice, and they did!
They were granted shore liberty on Wednesday night and we all went to Ala Moana center. (A big excursion and luxury for us!)
Thursday we were back in the water and headed home.
We again moored overnight on the west coast of oahu and early Friday morning, we set sail for home.
We arrived in Nawiliwili harbor about 6:30 PM on Friday.
This 8 day cruise covered over 200 miles, crossed the Kauai channel twice and was a successful haulout/maintenence, ensuring the Sea Scout Ship Decisive will be cruising Kauai for years to come!
Oh, and it provided great subject matter for the "how I spent spring break" assignment in school!