Monthly Archives: April 2010

Sailing on, Sailing Off

Early Sunday morning the winds picked up and we began truly sailing for the first time. We had a really great sail with just long lazy swells and enough winds to average near, or above, 8 knots for 24 hours. … Continue reading

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Last Tour in the Galapagos

Our last tour in the Galapagos was pretty special. On Friday (23-April) we were picked up by a guide/entrepreneur named Fabrizio who specialized in tours to what is called “Tuneles” or “Tunnels”. It was described as tunnels in lava rock … Continue reading

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Pre-departure Drama and First Day on Passage

On Saturday morning we got up early with a few important tasks on our agenda. We needed to check all the engines (two auxiliaries and a generator), we wanted to clean the bottom of the hulls of some growth, and … Continue reading

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The Big Passage to the Marquesas

We are leaving the Galapagos tomorrow (Saturday 24-April-2010) to head for the French Marquesas which is nearly 3000 nautical miles away. This will be our biggest passage ever and will take more than two weeks. Below is a screenshot from … Continue reading

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Galapagos Dive 2 at Tortuga

We had a fantastic dive at Isla Tortuga off Isla Isabela in the Galapagos on the 20th of April. It was a short 30 minute boat ride to the island, and on the way the captain spotted a manta ray! … Continue reading

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Tintoreras Park in the Galapagos

On the same day as our dives at Tortuga, we came back to the boat and took a little siesta for a while. We then prepared to go ashore with our dinghy to visit the nearby park called Tintoreras Park … Continue reading

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More 360 Panoramas in the Galapagos

We managed to grab some Internet at a hotel in Santa Cruz an I’m quickly publishing a few 360 panoramas I’ve taken here in the Galapagos. First we have a shot from an observation deck in the mountains on San … Continue reading

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Santa Cruz Again and Visit on Endeavour

As mentioned before, Karen and I were invited to visit the National Geographic Endeavour in Santa Cruz. The Endeavour is currently stationed in the Galapagos and is operated by the Lindblad Expeditions. Yesterday (Wedensday) Karen and I got up early … Continue reading

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Isla Isabela – Part 2 – Volcano

On Monday we had arranged for a tour to see the volcano crater on Isla Isabela called Sierra Negra. The crater is reportedly the second largest in the world. The tour involved a rigorous hike and horseback riding. We had … Continue reading

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Isla Isabela – Part 1

On Saturday we left Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz in the Galapagos to move to Isla Isabela. The trip is about 42 nautical miles, and we had light winds forecasted. We motored the first hour or so until we got around … Continue reading

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