FIFTH DAY SAILING TO THE GALAPAGOS
We are just about to cross the equator and return to the southern hemisphere, not that we will be able to mark the occasion in any special way as Penny will still be asleep after her 5 hour night shift and I don’t think she will be too impressed if I wake her up dressed up as King Neptune to give her the good news; although if I had a bottle of champagne to offer her she might be a little more receptive.
We have about 100 miles to go before we reach San Cristobel, the first of the Galapagos Islands. The GPS is saying that if we keep this speed up we should be off Wreck Bay by 11.00 tonight – so it looks as if we will be going into the anchorage at night. Hopefully the Bay won’t live up to its name!!!
We know we are getting close to land as we have just had our second hitch hiker on board. A large bird that decided he/she needed a rest and has perched on the railings on the back of the boat. Our first hitchhiker, a little gecko, has been with us since Panama and had made its home in one of the rope jammers. I am concerned as we haven’t seen him for some time so he either got squashed when we last reefed in the main sail or he has found a more secure place to hang out.
The trip so far has gone without any dramas and the only thing that has broken is Penny’s bread maker, but she still managed to bake some bread by doing it the old fashion way.