Sunday 22 February 2015

TCTZ awaits

As we approach the ICTZ the winds have died on us.  We were zipping along in 15 to 22 knots winds through the night and suddenly the winds started to disappear.  We were making fairly good headway with the genoa and the main with 4 to 8 knots of wind. Eventually the winds got down to 5 or less consistently and we got the spinnaker up so that we could make the most of the wind we had.  We have been doing fairy well with 3 to 7 knots of wind.  The Blue Planet Odyssey parasail spinnaker has been carrying us along at 4 to 5 knots.
We saw dolphins playing on our bow this morning and also saw a turtle way out in the middle of the Pacific.  Very strange.  The Galapagos beckons and we are well on our way

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