DAY 3 ON ROUTE TO GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
We are now into our third day at sea and still have 500 miles to go before we reach the Galapagos Islands.
So far it has all been uneventful, with good sailing conditions for the first day and then no wind at all for the next 18 hours. It meant for an easy night with no sail changes, just the donk donk of the motor going.
The only thing to watch is the very large patches of rubbish that float on the surface, often with large logs floating in the flotsam more noticeable when the sea is calm.
Of course at night you don’t see anything and you just have to rely on your luck that nothing big comes your way. After the first night we haven’t seen a ship or yacht – so are watch keeping is not quite so vigilant; as long as we have the radar and AIS alarms on we can layback enjoy a movie or read our books with every 15 to 20 minutes taking a visual look to the horizon.