(Contradora, Pearl Islands, Panama)
So it’s decided. We pull up anchor here in Panama’s Pearl Islands tomorrow morning to make the 1,000 nautical mile journey to the Galapagos!
Things to know:
The passage should take us 7 to 10 days.
It includes the crossing of the equator! A sure enough reason for any sailor to celebrate, though I feel, even more for me. I realized yesterday that this would be my very first time in the Southern Hemisphere. As for the expected temperature for this part of the trip, I believe Greg’s grandmother Betty put it the best – “Oh boy you guys are going to be hotttt!”
We will have no regular communication during the passage. What we will have is our tracker. It will continue sending our current position every ten minutes for as long as I keep it charged up! Feel free to check in our location under the Track Us tab. The tracker also allows us to send brief updates via Twitter. So check out the rolling widget on the right hand side of the home page or this post. It’ll let you know when we’ve got a fish on the line, a joke in our heads, or land in sight!
Finally, sorry about the current state of the blog, between all our amazing guests and getting ready for our big Pacific crossing I’ve had too many things to do. As I start to fill in the blanks be aware that things will pop up chronologically. Meaning if you’re looking for a new post, say that happened in January when Kev and Kels were visiting, you’ll have to scroll on down to January. Or try the search bar to the right.
Alright that’s it!
We’re heading out on the longest passage of, well, ever. I’m filled with equal parts excitement and terror. The perfect combination to have us properly prepared. So to all our friends and family thanks so much for all your endless support. You will all be right there with us on those endless night shifts.
Chao Chao – We’ll see you on the other side of the world!