Sailing Around The World

Day 8 Passage to Galapagos Island 4/18/13

I am starting to wonder what it will be like to walk on land after being on Dragonsbane for 8 days and hopefully only two more. I checked our distance remaining and we have 180 nautical miles until we get to the Galapagos Islands. When we land the fun really begins because all the locals speak only Spanish and we have to clear into the country of Ecuador. I read a interesting article from noonsite that a friend of the Family Don sent us of a recent cruiser that stopped in Galapagos Island April 4, 2013. They indicated that on San Cristobel Island the sea lions would board your sailboat if you have a sugar scope or landing at the stern of your boat. Well guess what we have a sugar scope and they said that it’s had to keep them off your boat. Great just what I need is Dragonsbane covered not only in seagull poop but, sea lion nasty poop too. I am also not sure how one gets a sea lion off your boat. I guess I will use pots and pans like I did in Boundary Waters to get the bears out of our tents. Right now I am already being followed by strange animals. Adam calls them UFF’s aka Unidentified Flying Foul which have been with us for the last few days and nights. I guess they also like company on a long journey across this dessert of water.

As we continue to sail my dad and Adam seem to be getting impatient for the soon to be landfall. They are ready to be off Dragonsbane and knee deep into Rum & Coke, but I am slowly enjoying the distance from everything. I feel so relaxed and stress free because no matter what no one can find me out here. The land problems of today don’t affect me and the idea that no matter how hard I sail Dragonsbane I will not go any faster then 7 knots. So I must sit back and enjoy the ride, read all the books I have put off my whole life, and think about all the important thing in my life. SON OF!!! I just burnt the brownies in this stupid oven! The dam thing is ether 450 degrees or colder then the air temp. Got to Go!

Remember to Always Check Your Brownies in the Oven!


4 responses

  1. Maggie

    I’m sure sea lions are gentle creatures, and if you ask them kindly, they will disembark just as kindly : ) What are you reading?

    April 19, 2013 at 12:17 am

    • Whats up Maggie! I am reading from the You can go to the site and look at each country and how to pass customs and any local info/stories of otheres that have spent time there.

      April 21, 2013 at 10:55 pm

  2. Dina

    I can’t wait to see you sharing your rum & coke with the see lions! Take pictures.

    April 19, 2013 at 11:00 am

    • Thanks, We are so happy to be back on Land.

      April 21, 2013 at 10:53 pm