Friday, 14 May 2010

Underway, Panama to Galapagos. March 27 - April 3

Fishing boat miles from land laying their long line. Marker buoys with black flags on poles are spaced at intervals of almost a kilometer along the line.

This is what it looks like in the doldrums, going nowhere fast. Luckily we did not spend too much time there!

Couldn't have planned it better. We purchased our "new" spinnaker from Bacons in Annapolis and had it shipped to Panama. It was not until we raised our missen staysail that we realised we had a perfect color and design match!

Back in the Southern Hemisphere. We crossed the Equator at nine minutes past midnight, April 2nd.

Robert, dressed to fit the occasion, makes a champagne offering to Neptune.

It's customary when sailors cross the Equator to celebrate in some way, most importantly, to offer something to Neptune, ruler of the sea.

Owen and Elliot, keeping watch as the sun rises.

The sun, the moon, what else is there out here to photograph?

Elliot is cooking pikelets (pancakes) for breakfast.

Landfall Galapagos, San Cristobal

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