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Panama to French Poly At Sea - day 5

29 March 2018 | N03 02.9'N:E84 33.3'W, Aprrox. 450 NM NE of Galapogos Islands
Thursday March 29 �- Day 5 at sea Still slow going but the wind has picked up to where we can sail! Wind up to 6 kts! Woo Hoo! Getting the odd �"gust�" to 8 kts. Boat moving now between 5 and 5.8 kts SOG. Visited by a Helicopter late yesterday, a Hugh�'s 500C. I know that because we used to have one at Air Muskoka. It circled us once and waved hello and was off to ???? We are at least 250 miles from the nearest land so I was thinking it was off a boat? About an hour later a large factory type fishing boat went by with a helicopter on the top deck (of 4 decks) that looked exactly like the one that visited�.... I have read that they use the helicopters to search out schools of Tuna. Shawnda just made me eggs on avocados and tomatoes for breakfast while I am writing this! I am spoiled! The wind died completely again last evening so we resorted to motoring slowly again at 4 kts or about 1500 RPM. The wind started to pick up at 3 AM so we brought out our (now beloved) Code Zero. The wind is not supposed to above 10 kts for a couple or three days yet but at least we are moving. According to the GRIBS (compressed computerized forecast files) the wind should be picking up a couple of hundred miles in front of us to 10 kts. It is however, from the south so we are tight to the wind. South of the Galapagos it should go southwest into the trades, we will see, in the meantime, slow going. Did I mention it was still hot? And we added another degree to the water temperature since yesterday, now 31. Lots of small pods of Dolphins going by including a visit in the moonlight last night for Laurie. The water was glassy so that was pretty nice. The photo above is our Code Zero doing its thing. We bought prior to leaving Canada thinking that we would be in very light winds quite often. Well, in the Caribbean we used it maybe twice. Here though�.....
Vessel Name: Hedonism
Vessel Make/Model: Outbound '46
Hailing Port: Thunder Bay, Ontario
Crew: Bob and Laurie Mackie
About: Retired
He-don-ism (hí:d'nįzəm) n. the doctrine that pleasure is the highest good and that moral duty is fulfilled through the pursuit of pleasure. After sailing Superior and Northern Lake Huron for the past 9 years, it's time to cut the ties and explore further. We left Barkers Island Marina on [...]
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