Though not in the Galapagos we are in Ecuador. We had constant
headwinds (somewhat expected!) after we cleared the Gulf of Panama, so best
course was to head south for the Equator. This took a while as the cool South
American current was against us and the wind stayed a little stronger than
wanted. As we had already been out for five wet days, with five more to get to
the Galapagos, we headed in Esmeraldas a fishing port in North Ecuador to seal
up a few leaks and wait for a wind shift.
Here are the last photos of Panama and a couple of Ecuador.
Old Panama city
new city sky line, more tall buildings than Melbourne. Happy hour at Balboa YC
with the usual suspects
Brett and Leslie about to fly back to the
Mark and Cathy from SV Tramonto. Hope to see them in Galapagos
The weather contrast from Panama to Ecuador 500 miles south is amazing.
Sailing at night required full wet weather gear to stay warm as the cold current
Fishing with what you
Fixing a few casualties of a windward passage!
Puerto Esmeraldas, Ecuador 0 59
N 79 40 W
(Not a good spot to park 30ft sailboat!)