It was difficult for two reasons. First, much like a modern electric bill, charting programs with differing scales, erratic coverage, inexplicable insets, and irrational numbering systems seem specifically designed to confound even the brightest of sailors. (Not to suggest that I am one.) Secondly, a route that includes both Hawaii and Fiji (new destinations for me) sensibly passes through American and Western Samoa. Based on our past visits there, anyone would be happy to return. But this would mean missing Tuvalu, the wild west of underwater adventures.