On our Way
16 May 2013 | Western Pacific Ocean
16th May 2013
We are on our way. Galapagos to Marqueses, the biggest step yet, 3000 miles.
We left Isabella on Tuesday afternoon in a very light breeze and motored for the first 24 hours. As we went along the south coast of Isabella we saw lots of turtles and Manta rays. I saw a huge manta jump out of the water and flip onto its back before it slammed back into the blue sea.. It did this three times and amazing sight seeing the huge manta flip over doing a dolphin impersonation.
Late afternoon we caught a 8 kg yellow fin tuna, our first fish in a long time, lovely to have fish for dinner again.
Just after lunch today the wind filled in and we have been sailing on a nice beam reach, assisted by a favorable current which has been with us since leaving. We crossed tacks with the Australian catamaran, Hestia, we must have bought them luck as they caught a fish just as they drew level with us. This is a big ocean, I guess that will be the last boat we see before the Marqueses. Although we talk every morning with about 11 boats on our SSB Net. A great way to keep in touch with everyone.
On night watch now, the moon has already set, clouds hide the stars a black night.