Sunday 22 February 2015

Galapagos Bound

We finally got out paper work done on Wednesday morning and headed off for the Galapagos.  We had to motor for 2 hours to get far enough away from land to find some wind.  The wind was 12 to 18 knots and we made great time heading south out of the Bay of Panama.  On route we caught 4 fish.  2 Benito and 2 Spanish Maceral. The Spanish mackerel were small and we threw them back.  I filled the 2 Benito and they tasted great.  Later in the day I hooked a big mackerel or sword fish, 2 jumps into the air and it broke the line.  Since then we have had 2 more strikes but the line was broken almost immediately.  Fishing is curtailed for the present time.
Barb who joined us in Shelter Bay prepared 2 wonderful meals of jambalaya that was enjoyed by all. We are currently headed for the equator which they recommend you cross at 84 degrees latitude or east of there.  We have had winds from 15 to 25 knots and have been sailing along at a good clip of 6 to 9 knots. The forecast is for the winds to be good for the majority of our trip.  We will let you know if the forecast holds true.

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