3,650 miles sailed since Panama, 365 miles to go!04/24/2013
Can't believe we're about to make landfall on our first South Sea island. Hoping to be in by about Saturday. Fact is, we like Pacific sailing. It's been mainly gentle but useful breezes, mainly sunny, mainly reasonable amounts of swell and mainly from regular directions, and, best of all, mainly squall free.
After the best part of two weeks sitting/lying in the position shown in the last photo, I decided it was time for a change, so I moved to the other side of the cockpit for a while......that was enough activity for one day.
About 1,500 miles from anywhere. Bothered?04/12/2013
Well does she look bothered?
6degrees S, 100 degrees W: 600 miles SW of the Galapagos. 2,400 miles to go to French Polynesia04/08/2013
Sorry about the blog issues. All OK to blog now. Photos will be restored once we're ashore with wifi again (maybe 15 to 20 days time!). Conditions have not been rough at all, but rather trying. We had 2 days of doldrums weather getting south of the Galapagos and motored quite a bit. Since then we've been beating (but at least not close hauled) into a slightly blustery 15-20 knot SSErly. The worst thing has been that it's been unremittingly cloudy. The forecast is for us pop out from underneath this massive swathe of cloud quite soon though. We will also shortly have made enough southing to reach the steady SE trades, and can then turn W and put the wind further round behind us.
Blog's gone a bit funny, but we're still making reasonable progress. Proper update on the passage before long (blog system permitting!) TTFN xxx
Don't worry - this won't go on like this forever04/02/2013
Tomorrow we're taking a trip to Kicker Rock, off Isla San Cristobal, to swim with hammerhead sharks. However, we're panning to sail for Isabella as soon as we get back here tomorrow evening, but don't expect to go ashore there (more about that once we're out in the Pacific). It means upload of any photos will be mercifully delayed. TTFN, as Cath would say.
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