Passage Preparations

Miss Molly 4
Bob & Peggy Wilkerson/Geoff & Merel Pettifer
Sat 7 Jun 2008 09:31
8:24.06N 79:04.91W

Wednesday we left Panama City and motored to Isla Pedro Gonzales, one of the
Perlas islands in the Bay of Panama. We chose that destination to be our
dedicated spot to prepare for the 1000 Nm passage to the Galapagos. We
stowed all the provisions from Panama - a huge amount of stuff, to carry us
far into the Pacific. Fine tuned the rigging, got the jackstays out, did the
laundry and cooked for the whole passage ahead - more to add to an already
very full freezer.

We are planning to leave tomorrow. We've heard reports from two other boats
who are currently doing the same passage that the winds seem to be variable and
mostly not favourable. Lightning shows and rain squalls can be expected as well.
Sounds like fun, doesn't it? Ah well, we see it as a price we have to pay to
get to the rest of the lovely Pacific and hope we get lucky dodging the
squalls. It seems like there is a rehearsal today in the anchorage - lots of
rain and the odd squall. We'll stow the outboard and finalise our preparations
today. Hopefully one more good night's sleep.

We'll keep you posted while underway!
Geoff & Merel