Stuck in th ITCZ

L'Esprit de la Mer
Dr Chris Bates
Wed 3 Apr 2013 14:04
02 52 S 90 56 94 W
Some motoring some sailing.Sailed overnight now motoring through heavy rain,little wind.Nearly 03S so should come out of this today.Very sticky.Done pretty well to get this far without resorting to engine but when the wind goes evrything just flaps.
Seen no other boat for over a week but then to the south of the usual track.No fish large or small and very few sea birds (suspect they are denied landing rights on Galapagos..At least the boat will be lighter as I use some of this diesel I have been carrying around for months.