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At Sea: Windward to Galapagos

May 22nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

We have been going to windward now since midnight on Saturday night.  Windpilot steering has been spot on.  Wind has now come just east of south so we are making the islands.  Slightly stronger winds (15-20) has meant we have been reefed since lunch time yesterday.  Just easing now so soon we will shake out.

Panama fuel was high is sulphur so we had the floor boards up yesterday tracing the small fuel leak we get with full tanks.  Turns out to be the fill pipes.  Hopefully now sorted if not we have put enough nappies around the bilges to make sure the fuel stays in sensible places to be easily disposed off.

Position: 1.325,-85.983 at 07:00 local, 13:00 BST
24hr run: 111 miles by GPS, 117.2 miles through wqter.
ETA Galapagos at 5 knots: 13:06 local 24th May
Wind: SSE 15-18  knots Sea: lumpy with SW swell 2m

Tags: At Sea · Pacific Leg

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ruth herman // May 23, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    Sulphur in th diesel eh? Thought you had rotten eggs??
    All ready here – just give the bottom a quick scrub this morning and we’ll be away.
    Galapagos obviously very concerned re swine flu. An american yacht left here then discovered his autografo cancelled due to swine flu so now returning to eucador to get another! It’s ‘Nakia’ who comes up on the net.
    love to you both

  • 2 zuri // May 26, 2009 at 1:52 am

    You will love the Galapagos Islands because it is the most incredible living museum of evolutionary changes, with a huge variety of exotic species (birds, land animals, plants) not seen anywhere else. The landscapes are also out of this world.