After a very long day, we boarded Laysan with our 300 lbs of baggage, and had a couple of beers to recount our airline phase of this voyage. Flying at 600 mph over an ocean of miles for 10 hours, we crossed a span of the globe equal to 1/4 its total circumference. Now we will return at 6 mph, a speed I could run once, which will take 1000 hours. Thus, a sea of time is now before us.
Typhoon tomorrow, but maybe only a “banana typhoon” as my patients have called them. I asked what is a banana typhoon, and they say “it only knocks down banana trees.” Hopefully no more typhoons of any fruit variety in our way, but we are watching.
The list is beginning again, even though I had just finished it the day before we left home. Insidious is the list. We are ever optimistic and will now buy 1000 gallons of diesel, food for four to last 60 days, and test all systems once again before departure.
Regards to everyone,
John and Kathleen