Wednesday 11 March 2015

On to Marqueses

The last day and a half in Galapagos were spent provisioning.  We got our water tanks filled up and found lots of fruits, vegetables and meat at the market in town.  On Tuesday morning we all met with the officials and had our passports stamped, one boat at a time.

We had a mass start at noon.  All boats are now underway.  Check out the position report to the right and you can see where we are all located.

Soon after we started we got the spinnaker up and sailed along in 7 to 10 knot winds at 4 to 6 knots. It seemed surreal to me.  I had goose bumps and I had to pinch myself to make sure it was real.  How many people get to do this passage twice in a life time?  Overnight the winds almost died and the captain decided it was time to motor.  With less than 5 knots of winds most of the time it is past noon on Wednesday and we are still motor sailing.

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