Fw: Storyteller, Day 1, Champagne Sailing

Mon 10 Mar 2008 19:13
Position,  02.21S  92.28W

Twenty -four hours out from Puerto Ayora we have 15kts from 120 degrees, we are making 8.5kts in smooth seas and clear skies. It doesn't get much better than this. At the time we left port all the forecasts were for light and variable winds with squalls associated with thunderstorms for the first couple of days. We  had some rain last night but at about 11pm the wind increased and it has held since then. The storms have cleared and we are making good progress toward 5 degrees south where we can expect consistent trade winds to take us across 2900 miles to the Marquesas.
All systems on the boat are working well after we replaced the salt water cooling pump for the freezer.
All of us enjoyed our time in the Galapagos and we will report on our activities soon.