Off to the Galapagos Islands
29 April 2012
Well I never did get round to completing the 'Canal Story'- I will soon... anyway, we're off to the Galapagos Islands today, it's 900 miles and the route crosses the Pacific's version of the Doldrums, so very little wind is forecast- and even if we get some wind, it will be the wrong direction. We have got a fair amount of diesel on board to motor with, (and the engine has been 'passed' by the mechanic) but we will have to do some sailing as well. We have plenty of food and water, and it makes a change to be setting off worrying about boredom and too little wind rather than too much! We will post to this blog every 3 days or so from the satellite phone, if we can, but apart from that we'll be back in touch soonest- hopefully with tales of fish caught and an Equator crossing party!