04:12.78N 83:48.61 W
Tue 28 Mar 2017 19:32
Pacific Ocean, Tuesday March 28, 2017.
We are now almost half way to San Cristobal in the Galapagos. We have sailed 400 Nm from the Pearl Islands. Tonight we will celebrate “Half way” with a fresh tuna and a glass of wine from Lisanne´s wine cellar.
So far the trip has gone very well. We had to motor for a while on the first day but around midnight the wind finally came and we could roll out the sails. In the early morning the gennaker went up and pulled us southwards for 24 hours. We were surrounded by dolphins, 100s of them. They jumped and played on the bow to keep us happy. We also caught two nice 3 kg yellowfin tunas. One ended up in the freezer and the other one is just now in a marinade sauce waiting for tonights dinner.
Last night we got a windshift to the East so we had to take the gennaker down and roll out the genoa. Since then we have had great sailing. 12-14 knots of wind and very moderate waves. We are doing around 8 knots right on the rhumbline to San Cristobal where we expect to arrive early Friday morning the 31st.
We plan to visit three of the islands in the Galapagos, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz and Isabela. We have been watching some films about the Galagagos Islands. Richard Attenborough, National Geographics etc so we very much look forward to see these remarkable islands.
Best regards from the Lisanne crew on the Pacific Ocean.