Night Watch Day 6: Here we are in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, it’s quite a surreal feeling knowing you’re so far away from anyone or any land. I try not to think about it too much, or it makes me stress a little. This is when I put my trust in God … Continue reading Galapagos to Marquesas Passage: 24th August 2017
We are finally here after 6 ½ days, motoring for around 3 days then sailing up wind beating and bashing ourselves and poor Neverland. We picked a weather window with light southerlies on our nose rather than strong southerlies on the nose, a better option. Our crossing from South America to Galapagos was really … Continue reading GALAPAGOS ISLANDS: 6th – 26th August 2017
Night watch Day 2: I just got up to do a 10 minutely watch, it’s night time and I’m alone! Yay I was so needing some alone time. I have been very grumpy and grouchy the last few days, granted we just started sailing again and we’re motoring upwind into seas (which … Continue reading Las Perlas to Galapagos Passage: 30th July – 6th August.
Woooooo Hoooooo I just got woken up by Stu and Sienna saying “there’s whales at the bow of the boat!”, up I jump, well as fast as I can first thing in the morning! I walked to the bow to see hump backs about 10 boat lengths away, so cool. As I was opening … Continue reading Panama City and Las Perlas : 21st-30th of July 2017
Transmitting the Panama Canal, this is such an exciting thing for us. We have read, picked peoples brains and researched the organisation and the actual crossing details. Stu volunteered as a line handler on S/V Carumba to experience the canal before our crossing, so finally it is our turn to do the crossing. By the … Continue reading Panama part 5: The Panama Canal 19 &20th July 2017
Henry from S/V Alkemi, climbing our shroud with a home made rope device. We sailed with 2 other kid boats to the Chagres river. As we neared the river mouth Bobby on S/V Alkemi radioed us to tell us there was a floating branch at the entrance, much appreciated as it was actually a … Continue reading Panama part 4: Chagres River, 4-8 July 2017.
Our 2-3 week intended stay turned into a 5-week stint at Shelter Bay. Upon rounding the breakwater to the second busiest port in the world with Stu and I on high alert and tensions a little high, it all went very smoothly. We rounded the breakwater to the entrance of the Colon port where … Continue reading Panama part 3: Shelter Bay Marina, June – July 2017
We stopped off at Port Linton to check into customs and spend a few days on the way to Colon. We had read about the monkeys here, and that they are friendly until you want to leave, as they hop in the dinghy and won't let you leave. So we planned it so they were … Continue reading Panama part 2: Port Linton