Panama to Galapagos Noon position 5th day (Tuesday 9th March)
Mike and Liz Downing
Tue 9 Mar 2010 20:31
We had a passenger for a short period last night. We think it was a swallow-tailed gull and it spent time resting on the top of the bimini (that normally keeps the sun off the cockpit). We also had a visit from half a dozen Bottlenose dolphins this morning; the first time we have seen dolphins for a long time. It's the first time in the Pacific. They only stayed a short while, bow riding until one leapt well clear of the water and then they were gone.
It's been cloudy all day today and the sea is very grey - not used to that, so hope the sky clears soon and the sea changes back to deep blue we're used to. A ship past us last, 6 miles off to port, the first we have seen since Saturday night. Liz discovered that she could bake potatoes in the microwave even though it's not gimbaled. They roll around a bit, but cook just the same. The 220 volt microwave is really only for shore use, but we had to run the generator to charge up the batteries and so gave it a try.
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