'All things are ready, if our minds be so.'
James making our spinnaker
It has taken us alot of preparation to get to this point of being ready to cross the pacific. We spent two months back in Australia over Christmas earning some money and preparing ourselves mentally for the trip we are about to take.
A big thank you to Jamie's parents Leona and Bob for giving us a place to stay over the last two months. Also for not only allowing but encouraging us to transform your car-port and lounge-room into a sailmaking factory. It would have been much more difficult to get as well prepared as we are now without your help.
The flight over here was a little more trouble than we expected.
We ended up having to stay an extra night in L.A. on our way through to Costa Rica because we didn't have proof that we were leaving the country- we had no return ticket as we are not flying out, we are sailing out. After much fuss and with the help of some staff (especially a man called Robbie who kept his cool the whole way through), the airline said that as long as we had a form with the dates the bond on our boat ends in Costa Rica, we could get on the plane. The people watching the boat emailed us the form and we got a flight with one stop-over in Denver the next day.
Robbie and James working away diligently for Frontier airlines
It was snowing in Denver. 6 hours after this photo was taken we were in the tropics
Now our thoughts are turned towards stocking up on food for the trip and getting last minute things like satellite credit. Fingers crossed, we will be leaving in a week for the Galapagos. We are both so excited and are itching to get started but I guess its all a part of the journey, isn't it!