Passage to the Galapagos: Day 3

Passage to Galapagos: Day 3

The wind came up last night and we were able to turn off
the engine and sail. The wind is a bit on the light side now
but we continue to sail with two poled out head sails, doing
about 5.8 knots. We are still on schedule for a Thursday
arrival in Academy Bay, Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands. It
is now 6 pm EST (2300 Z) on March 18, and our position is North
4 degrees 3.03 minutes, West 82 degrees 56.60 minutes. Heading
236 degrees magnetic. Winds are from the northeast at about
10-12 knots and there is a 2-3 foot swell. All in all, pretty
comfortable but a little slow.

We are eating well. Annabelle made shrimp creole and rice
last night. The night before Laura made her famous chicken
curry. We had tomato, cucumber, and feta salad for lunch, and
watermelon for a snack. And, of course, plenty of chocolate
(but. unfortunately, not that good European chocolate). We are
trailing two fishing lines but have had not luck so far. Fresh
tuna would be nice.