Goodbye Galapagos

Phil May and Andrea Twigg
Mon 5 Mar 2012 20:40
2:47.6S 91:49.2W
We are now on leg 3 of World ARC, having left Santa Cruz at 12:00 on Sunday.  This leg, from the Galapagos to the Marquesas, is the longest leg we do at just under 3000 miles.  All being well it should take us about 18 days, although the wind is predicted to be a bit light for the first few days so it may be longer.
The last few days have crammed with preparations for the trip.  We had to get the outboard on the tender repaired at short notice because it was coming loose and in danger of breaking off.  Andrea had the hardest job, having to provision for a journey of this length, although we do carry a permanent stock of staples and canned goods on Anastasia so it is not as bad as it might have been.  We now trust our watermakers and filters to produce reliable drinking water so we only carry an emergency supply of water.  For the Atlantic crossing we loaded up with two litres per person per day, which was about quarter of a ton of bottled water.
We will probably finish this trip with a lot of spare meat as well, because yesterday Bertie caught a big yellow fin tuna yesterday which will feed us for several days.  Lunch today will be fresh tuna sushi.