We left Puerto Ayora, Galapagos just 24 hours ago.
There is virtually no wind and the sea looks like velvet glass!! Karacool is
ambling along with the sails up to catch what little breeze there is and the
motor is on. We are travelling at 4.5 kts which is good. Guess this is what is
meant by the Doldrums.
As we went past the island of Floreana, we saw
leaping Manta Rays, sea turtles, Boobies, and sea-lions. And this morning at
sunrise I could see a japanese fishing vessel with it's small flotilla strung
out behind doing the hard work catching tuna.
The radio net is on at 10am and so we will catch up
with Oyster Moon who left before us yesterday. The other two boats are still in
Puerto Ayora and will join in after they leave for French
There are plenty jobs to keep us busy, as well as
have a snooze during the day to compensate for the night watches. We are trying
5 hour watches this time, so 9pm to 2am, then 2am to 7am. Dawn is early so it is
nice to be on the second watch. We switch each day so we are not always doing
the same one.
That's all for now. Till