Day 18 Galapagos to Marquesas Islands 5/17/13
Wow, over two weeks have passed by and I am still sailing on the Pacific Ocean. I won’t lie to you and say that this easy. In my mind before this trip I did not put to much thought into the duration of this ocean crossing from Galapagos to Marquesas even after I looked at the charts and saw the distance on paper. But now the peace of the ocean that stretches for thousands of miles in all direction I am beginning to long for the noises of others. The daily motion of the ocean and noise of sails slapping or rigging clanging is all that breaks the silence. I have read many books now and practiced my French. I have cooked all that can be cooked with the ingredients that I have onboard and now I am limited to meat, pasta, and canned vegetables. I cannot run out to the market and get some black pepper, comfort food, or turn on the TV. I am now on my island that seems to shrink a little everyday. I am glad that I am learning what it means to truly be cut off from the world other then this blog, which I can only write and not receive any comment. It’s a one way window and you get to look through it from both sides. You are all so lucky!
Current Position: 8deg 00.1min South, 130deg 42.8min West
It’s not luck, its time and place that matter.