Down to the wire

In a few short hours I’ll be off to the Hawaiian Airlines flight that will take me to Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia. Steve and I will spend tonight at the Sheraton, see some friends of his tomorrow and then at 3:00 p.m. take our flight to Raiatea where Susan awaits us.  It’s a short hop with incredible views out the window of the islands  of FP. Moorea, Huahine, Tahaa and Raiatea should delight us with  their beauty from the air.

My bags are right at the limit of 70 lbs. each. My clothes take up a  small corner of my carry-on duffle. The only thing left to pack are  my toiletries. I’m still debating about the electric toothbrush. Power is a precious commodity on the boat, as is space. It will take up a little of each.

The autopilot brain that I sent overnight to New Hampshire arrived back yesterday all fixed. It’s a relief. It’s only our backup system, but it’s wonderful to have. I love to man the helm, but it’s quite a  job 24 hours a day.

Steve is still waiting to see if the wind indicator shows up.  Apparently there were a couple of shipping mixups. If it comes, it may be at the last minute today.

The adventure begins.