Hal Goes Abroad
12 05 2003
Mon, 12 May 2003
Well, Ken and I have arrived on Wishful Thinking after 23 days at sea.
It was an uneventful passage overall, the biggest problems being related to
the self-steering gear. However, we improvised and what we ended up
doing in the end was better than what we started with in the first place.
Once we tied up and took some hot showers, we snuck off for our first
meal on land. The nice restaurant down the street was booked solid
for the next two hours, so we ended up at Ken's 24 Hour House of Pancakes.
After staring at a menu with a boggling list of hundreds of choices, we
ended up both ordering humongous green salads (Well, Ken got the caesar
salad with chicken, I got the chef's salad). Then back to the boat for
lots and lots of sleep.
I've got a few days here in Hilo and I'm going to try to change my
flights around to allow me a couple of days in Honolulu as well. Then
it is back to the Bay Area for a day, and then two weeks in New York,
followed by a wedding in Boulder, CO. I might be back in the Bay Area
in mid- to late-June. If the job market still looks bleak, I might
do a road trip and try to catch up with many good friends who I haven't
seen in way too long. Places on the itinerary would be: Madison WI,
Buffalo NY, Derry NH, Boston MA, New Haven CT, New York NY, Fords NJ,
Baltimore MD, Washington DC, St Louis MO, and Boynton Beach FL.
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