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Welcome to our blog, describing our voyage aboard the two BRAVO's; the first boat a Kelly Peterson 46 with homeport in Seattle, Washington. The second is a new Boreal 52, launched in February 2020. We headed south in 2010, and have been voyaging in one form or another since. Cheers, Adam and Cindi

"As for me, I am tormented by an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts." -Herman Melville, 1844

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Passage to Galapagos, Day 3

After another terrific day of sailing, much of it between 8 and 9 knots, we're facing the harsh reality that we'll be arriving at Wreck Bay on Isla San Cristobal, our port of entry into the Galapagos, a bit after dark. Since we can't go any faster, the only safe option is to slow down. Waaaaay down. Winds have been remarkably steady at around 10-14 knots. With that, we tried incrementally reducing sail to throttle us back to 4 knots. Now we have up just our little staysail. The main is furled and covered. We're still sailing at 4.5 knots, a bit too fast. Means we'll need to hang out a bit off shore before coming into the harbor at first light. But in the big scheme of things, it's not a bad problem to have. With any luck, it should see us snorkeling in the Galapagos tomorrow afternoon, after all of the "paperwork cha cha" has been finished with the authorities, including, we hear, a fumigation of the boat.

Fish report not too tasty. Nothing on the rods, just one little flying squid on deck this morning (he's now on a hook, trailed as bait).

Hopefully the next post will be from our first destination in the Galapagos, after a terrific passage. Yesterday's run, 141 miles.

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