01 May 2012 | The Galapagos
We've had a few people asking us now that we've reached the Galapagos what's next on our agenda. And until we reached here we weren't really certain, because from here we could head SW to French Polynesia or E to Panama -- both were intriguing, but we only like to make plans one port at a time.
It seems we're planning on sailing to the Gambiers when our time is up here. They are a part of French Polynesia that is a bit off the beaten path, as most boats go from here to the Marguesas. Well, we've been to the Marquesas and even though they are farther south, the distance to the Gambiers is about the same -- infact a couple hundred miles less.
So that's the plan (for now) and after the Gambiers we will go to Tahiti and then into the Tuamotus until our 90 days is up in French Polynesia. Then it will be up to Hawaii to wait out the South Pacific cyclone season which runs from November through March. Our friend Vicky, on Inspiration at Sea will be leaving the Galapagos for French Polynesia sooner than us, as she will be meeting her daughter there in June. We plan to meet back up in Tahiti shortly after that.
So those are the latest plans we've been writing in the sand.....