Easter Morning Fuel Drop
08 April 2012 | The Galapagos Archipelago
We bobbed in a windless sea all night waiting for daylight to pass some fuel to Inspiration at Sea. At sunrise, Terry had the two jerry jugs of diesel we keep on deck tied to big loop lines with a buoy in between. He instructed Vicky and her crew to let us pass in front of their boat and we would drop the package in the water and they could come up behind and using a boathook pull the loops and buoy on board and then the jugs. It worked perfectly!
Vicky put one jug into her tank, keeping the other in reserve, and we are slowly motoring on our course to San Cristobal hoping wind will come up or that she can hail one of the numerous tour boats that will be out and about and maybe buy additional fuel from them. At least we are on our way for now! 78 miles to go, so we anticipate dropping anchor tomorrow sometime.
Happy Easter everyone!