Sailing Around The World

Day 6 Passage to Galapagos Island 4-16-13

Today we finally had 10 plus knots of wind and knocked our distance down to 356 nautical miles. The weather was overcast but warm. We have not seen anything or anybody until about noon today when we were about 400 nautical miles from the closest part of land. We saw a boat that was only 20 feet long and had two of the craziest men I have ever seen. They had missing teeth and where sun backed dark brown almost black and covered in fish guts. They motored up next to us and asked if we would like some fish to buy or at least that’s what I thought they said in Spanish. I said no thanks, but I wish I had because I suck at fishing in the wide open ocean, yes I will admit that I have only caught 4 fish sense Panama. Anyway these two guys where in a 20 foot bass boat more or less and were riding the swells like it was a walk in the park, no VHF radio, no Radar, no running light, and no life raft. Just two guys sitting in boat fishing in the middle of the ocean. My hat is off to them because that is ether one of the stupidest thing I have ever seen or the bravest. God be with them!

Tonight Adam made at lovely meal of meatballs and rice with a cream of mushroom. It all tasted good and now he can cook supper too. The night has now approached and the wind is kicking up to 20 knots so I will have to end this blog and go reef the sails soon if it gets any worse.

Just remember even in the middle of an ocean you can be surprised by other humans! Our world has no boundaries anymore; they only do when you say I can’t!

Take care everybody, Night!

Jacques

3 responses

  1. Pete Weingartner

    Were you concerned about the intent of the boat fellows?

    Mom

    April 17, 2013 at 1:27 am

    • I was a little concerned but they where very small men and I thought I could just knock there heads in. Put together they where my size lol. But I guess guns could have been a issue.

      April 21, 2013 at 11:01 pm

  2. Ann

    I love these updates. Glad you’re able to continue posting from the middle of no where!

    April 17, 2013 at 1:09 pm