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At Anchor: Wreck Bay, Galapagos

May 26th, 2009 · 1 Comment

At anchor in Wreck Bay, Isla San Cristobal. Puerto Baquerizo Moreno is the name of the town.  Looks like any other seaside holiday town.  Boats for pleasure trips, boats for fishing trips and fishing boats.  Wild life is tame.  Sea lions playing in the water and on the boats.  They enjoy the game of sneaking up the stern steps on the catamaran ahead and having the owner shoo them off.  A Turtle has been around several times to inspect us.

Our last day at sea we crossed the equator.  We gave Neptune some fine whisky.  Some 1977 Ardbeg and some 18 year old Highland Park.  I left Neptune to add his own water but I did give him my recommendations.  Ardbeg comes with tasting notes and wondered whether he would like to hear them.  I had second thoughts though since he may have got reports of the last time Michael Kibaris and I studied the notes at length and drank at length in an anchorage between Luing and Torsa on the west coast of Scotland!

We have removed and checked the rudder from the self steering and it looks perfect. I’m quietly confident now that it will last a good time.

There is bright sunshine and that quality of light you only seem to get with remote islands for example Tiree and Isles of Scilly.

Position: -0.896,-89.613
Miles from Panama – GPS route miles 969, through water miles 1044.

Tags: Pacific Leg

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  • 1 Zuri // Jun 1, 2009 at 2:16 am

    The Galapagos Islands are the most incredible living museum of evolutionary changes, with a huge variety of exotic species (birds, land animals, plants) and landscapes not seen anywhere else.