Sailing Around The World

Day 2 Passage to Galapagos Island 4-12-13

Need a little wind here! As predicted we have not seen more then 5 knots of wind all day. As far as the eye can see is nothing but ocean polished glass. It is so perfectly smooth it reflects the few clouds in the sky, so you get dizzy looking at the two spaces of heaven and earth. We tried to sail a bit but the wind speed was only 3 knots and Dragonsbane with full sail only crawled forward at 1.2 knots. I tried fishing and caught nothing today but all around use is fish jumping in schools of thousands. The schools of fish are so big that it makes ripples on the flat surface of ocean which make me think there is wind approaching, but nothing. Adam made a great observation about the fish and said it was like looking out on a prairie and seeing all the Prairie Dogs popping there heads up. We also motored through a group of 50 or more Dolphins that were jumping and playing. The rest of our day included reading books and wondering if we should turn more south or keep heading in a south west direction straight for the Galapagos Islands. The decision is very difficult to make because we only have about 3 days of fuel left, which will leave us 200 nautical miles short of the Galapagos Islands which we must sail. If we head south we have a better chance at finding wind but we will add mileage to our trip. But a good note is we have lots of water, food, and we can be out at sea for many weeks, I just don’t want to! So if you can send us some wind!

Current Location: 6 degrees 1.44 mins North, 81 degrees 10.43mins West

Take it Easy!

Jacques

One response

  1. Shaniqua

    Enjoy the stillness! What are you reading?

    April 13, 2013 at 4:30 am