On Passage

We are about 2/3 of the way from the Galapagos to the Marquesas. Like all things, the passage hasn't been what we expected. The waves have often been short and confused, which is odd since we've had very consistent SE winds at 15-20 knots the whole time. We have been going gangbusters, making consistently better than 150 mile days, with up to 2 knots of current assistance at times.

We've been reading a lot, and Steven is fishing (in that he's got a line out; he has yet to actually catch a fish). We've only had a couple of rough nights, and have managed to catch up on any lost sleep with naps the next day. We're happy with our 8 hour watch schedules and neither of us feel terribly tired.

At times the passage has been amazing - flying fish, beautiful blue sky, sailing off into the sunset. Some times it's been a bit uncomfortable, but nothing too bad. We've had moderate winds the whole time and are happy to be sailing.

All in all, it's been very good here at sea.

5 thoughts on “On Passage

  1. Nobilis Reed says:

    It's great to be able to read these little updates on your progress.

    What an incredible life.

    Good sailing to you! I am following your progress.

  2. dad ensslen says:

    So very good to hear from you and that things are going OK. Have been following your progress daily.


    bon voyage

  3. dad ensslen says:

    following your daily progress with interest. So you are just about there! Another 1.5 days.

    bon voyage!

    yes, I hear snippets of your net on 14.300 MHz USB, never you guys yet.


  4. Karen says:

    Cannot wait to hear more about it!
    Love you.

  5. Sonya says:

    Glad to hear of your safe voyage. We too are keeping tabs on your progress.


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