Panama to Galapagos - Noon position fourth day (Monday 8th March)
Mike and Liz Downing
Mon 8 Mar 2010 19:26
The wind is now 10-12kts from the east and we're heading just west of south. This puts the wind on our beam (we go faster that way) and we're making between 5 and 6kts. We hope this will continue so we can get down well below the ITCZ. We then hope we'll pick up the southerly winds to take us west. currently there is not a cloud in the sky, so it's bright sunshine.
>From the mess that was left behind, it looks like we had a flock of seagulls roosting under the solar panels on the back of the boat last night. Neither of us saw anything, but we weren't looking - we will tonight!
Before leaving Panama, we registered on the Internet to receive Tsunami warnings from NOAA. If there is a warning, they send out an email with all the details. It's only any good of course if we regularly look at our emails. We try to look each day and have had 2 earthquakes warnings from NOAA so far, one off the cost of central Chile and the other in Indonesia. Both were small earthquakes and they only expected the local area to be affected. But it is reassuring that the registration was successful and information is coming through.
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