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Old 08-14-2011, 12:18 PM   #976
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Dr. Leo Marvin....I'm saaaiiiilllling!!!!


Good to hear from you's.


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Old 08-14-2011, 12:34 PM   #977
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Good thing y'all didn't go for a 3 day cruise. We ALL know how those turn out!
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:35 PM   #978
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Good thing y'all didn't go for a 3 day cruise. We ALL know how those turn out!

I believe it was a 3 hour tour...a 3 hour tour.
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Old 08-14-2011, 01:37 PM   #979
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I believe it was a 3 hour tour...a 3 hour tour.
Thanks for fixin' my recollection. Ya know, if we're old enough to remember that nonsense we're certainly old enough to remember it wrong, eh?
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Old 08-14-2011, 02:27 PM   #980
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Howdy!
long time no see...

Wow, ADV looks totally different!


Thanks, Guy, glad you enjoyed the 2nd read (glutton for punishment, eh?)!

Hi nevermind! Thanks for asking...


Nope, for those of you wondering, we haven't died in a firey wreck! (yet)


I'm sorry to say that BigWan and I squandered our summer this year - no big ride.
Instead of being stupid in the dirt, we've been stupid on the water.



We sailed our little boat from Mexico to Hawaii, and from Hawaii to San Francisco.





We just sailed in under the Golden Gate bridge on friday (at 2:30 am)!
The ocean is a scary place and we're happy to be home in one piece.
It's nice to be back on the internets, getting caught up with ADV

Thanks for the PMs and inquiries about our plans, and I'm flattered you guys want more Stupidity reports!
Maybe we'll make it out to Idaho next summer (2up Tour of Idaho anyone? ), but until then... it's back to work

Hope you're all having a wonderful summer!
take care,
kelly


Awesome WANS!! Sailing isn't squandering the summer...that is another method of Adventure!

Love to hear about that trip - sailing is my 1st choice of travel!
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Old 08-14-2011, 05:56 PM   #981
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Sounds like an excellent summer vacation, But

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Old 08-14-2011, 06:04 PM   #982
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+1 mods be damned I don't care if there's no motos I think a Ride report here is in order! You guys definitely know how to live! And I'm jealous as hell of you people with actual "careers" and "Vacation Time"
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:10 PM   #983
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was wondering what was up with the wan's...wow, 2 up across the pond on a boat ...sounds like another epic fun adventure for the memory books. You two will be rock'en and roll'en in land mode for at least a couple weeks.

Wife and I enjoyed a 2wk love boat cruise last Jan from LA to Hawaii and back. I know it's not anything close to your adv but it's still way cool, and a little scary, to be many days from land in any direction. Couldn't imagine those seas in a boat less than 900ft. Love that Hawaiian .
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:09 PM   #984
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Hi!
Wow, I'm rusty - couldn't remember how to do anything (youtube, photobucket, linkies, etc.).
Okay, first things first -
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Dr. Leo Marvin....I'm saaaiiiilllling!!!!


Ahoy, larryboy! You confused me on that one, but google is my friend.



Haha!

Okay,
ďWhat I Did on My Summer VacationĒ
by, littlewan
(I hope I donít get yelled at for this, you guys)

So, some of you actually like sailing, huh? Itís not my favorite, but Iím getting used to it. I like the other good stuff that comes with it.
Like dolphins...

Ooh, TURN YOUR VOLUME DOWN for that one - the wind noise is pretty loud (didnít notice it earlier, sorry).




Iíll try and make this brief, but basically we sailed from Mexico to Hawaii then went from Hawaii to San Francisco.
We were in the sea of cortez, got supplies in La Paz, and then left from Los Frailes (near Cabo).

Look, I figured out a way to get a moto into this post!

RIDE CONTENT!


That pic is from our Baja ride in 2007.
We were on that road that goes from Mission San Luis Gonzaga to San Evaristo (and then continues along the coast to La Paz).

If you look behind me, out in the water, you can see a little island...

That's Isla San Francisco.
And here's us, anchored in the South end of the island...
(we're in the shallow water, closest boat to the bottom of the frame)
You can see the Baja peninsula in the background.




So, if youíve ever ridden to San Evaristo, now you know whatís out there!



I donít want this to be too boring, and we really didnít take many pics, so here are some random photos:




Med moored at Radio Bay (Hilo, on the big island)






tied to a mooring ball in Lahaina, Maui



BigWan loves the frozen treats!



waterfall on the road to Hana



Haleakala Crater (maui)



Did some diving/snorkeling.
I love these guys - spotted sharpnose puffer fish
so cute!



The sea turtles in Hawaii were awesome. We were really lucky and got some good pics.



Matt got some video, too. We made one for our Moms, so the music isnít quite what youíre used to from us (:ymca), but if you want to see it, hereís the linkie: honu



Makua Valley, Oahu



Havenít seen the latest Pirates of the Caribbean movie, but we heard it was filmed in Kauai. Maybe this will look familiar
Tunnels Beach, Kauai




Thereís not a lot to take photos of in the middle of the ocean.
We have a bunch of sunrise pics, here are a couple pretty ones
(do these look familar, dvwalker?? Bet you saw some from the Love Boat)






And, for the 5 of you who can manage to watch a video of sailing, hereís a little one.
Iím waving from the cockpit at about 2:10
Again, turn the volume down (wind noise)...




So thatís it!
It took 20 days to go from Mex to Hawaii, then about 19 days to get from Hawaii to San Francisco. Not too bad for a 34í boat.

I think in milage, it was roughly 3000 miles out to Hawaii and a little less to get home (maybe 2600 from Kauai to SF? havenít added it up yet).

We did have the pleasure of sailing an extra 1000 miles for nothing - when we first left Kauai, we were racing to leave before some rough weather was forecast.
Sailed our asses off and made great time. Then, at 2am on our 4th day out, the forestay broke (a crucial part of the boatís rigging).
The jib furler came crashing down onto the deck and we had a fun time trying to get it back on board.

Instead of trying to continue on (maybe losing the whole rig), we decided to turn around and sail back to Kauai.
Right into the bad weather we had tried to avoid! It was over 450 miles of hell.
Waves were breaking OVER the boat, we were slamming around inside, and it was pretty scary - 4 days of wishing I was any place else.
Wheee! Iím a sailor! Iím sailing!


Anyway, we fixed everything and things went fine the second time we left, but I could have done without the extra milage.
We got to do the worst part of the passage, 3 times!


Our biggest weather was off the California coast -
from Cape Mendocino, down.
35+ knots of wind, 15 ft seas...
We hit 14 knots, with just a double-reefed main (no jib!)

So, weíre glad to be home.

THE END.
Hope that wasnít too long and boring.
Mods, donít worry - thatís it from me!
I forgot how much time these posts take...


Oh, and haha, when Matt went to check on the 990, he found a little mouse living in the glove box!
How do you know itís been too long since youíve ridden?
When thereís varmits in your bike!



I shall leave you with a parting gift -
This song was popular on all of the islands and it got stuck in our heads.
Stupid, but very catchy...



You'll be humming that one for a while...
You're welcome!

Thanks for reading this you guys.


See ya!

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Old 08-16-2011, 12:28 PM   #985
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:32 PM   #986
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:13 PM   #987
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Thanks LittleWan nice update.



Oh and thanks for the stupid song that is now stuck in my head.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:24 PM   #988
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how about some pictures of the boat?
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Old 08-16-2011, 03:08 PM   #989
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Is it a Seawind Catamaran? If so, I've always liked those boats!!

Make broken forestays your favorite!



If it makes you feel any better, I had to re-run a main halyard while rounding Cape Horn when I was 14 w/ my grandparents!!
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:56 PM   #990
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Too cool, Littlewan- you guys know how to live. Could have enjoyed some more of the sailingridereport but thanks for posting what you did.
(Make pounding upwind your favorite.)
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