August 14, 2008
Weighed anchor at Kamalo Harbor at 0730. Had a very nice sail along the coast to Kaunakakai. Upon arrival, we found only one other cruising boat anchored here – Seabiscuit II from Toronto with Alan and Fiona aboard. We met them back in Radio Bay and saw them again at Lahaina. We rowed ashore against a strong current and a 20-25 kt head wind. We poked around the tiny harbor area and ran into some very friendly Hawaiian fisherman. We chatted for a while and one of them introduced himself as Kali, the mayor and offered us a ride into town. He told us to be sure and check out the photo of him on the wall of the bar at Paddler’s Inn, although it might be a challenge to pick him out of the hawaiian canoe teams – since the photo was taken in the 1950’s when he was 20! We plan on spending at least ten days here.