Position 03:24.55S 93:37.87W
We pulled up both stern and forward anchors and left Puerto
Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos at 11.00am on
Thursday 25th March 2010, destination Nuku Hiva, Marquesas
Islands 3000 miles away.
Motor sailing with little wind until midnight when I turned
the engine off on my watch and we have been sailing ever since.
Mince with spring onions, noodles and hoi sin sauce wrapped
in lettuce leaves for dinner.
Lots of excitement as we hoisted the cruising chute for the
first time since leaving the UK
nearly 12 months ago !
First attempt was a nice wrap but second attempt was good
and Ashley & I perfected the take down first time, it helped to ban Mark
from the foredeck and put him on the helm with precise instructions !
We missed Katie’s step by step guidance.
Dinner Stir fry chicken with ginger and spring onions, broccoli
and red pepper.
Sailing well around 7knots with up to 2 knots of current so
we are covering lots of ground, 180 miles the first day.
The sea has been a bit confused but will hopefully settle
into a more steady rhythm before too long.
Our new crew member is settling in well !