On Passage to the Galapagos - Day 1

Mark & Sue Owen
Tue 31 Mar 2015 17:26
07:46.15N 79:18.36W

Nautical miles to go: 790

An early morning departure was met with light northerly winds and, with the spinnaker set, we made steady, sedate progress southwards out of the Bay of Panama. By 0800 the winds built and we decided to douse the spinnaker and set all the white sails. By 0900 skipper had caught a perfectly sized tuna which will go on tonight's menu.

Dolphins came for a brief play in Macushla's bow wave and we also saw a turtle, as well as a steady procession of commercial vessels heading in to the bay and on to the Panama Canal.

Now making good progress with 15 knots just abaft the beam and a positive current.