Monthly Archives: March 2013

Santa Cruz Island Tour

Sunday March 10th One of the great things in the bay here is that we don’t need to drop our dinghy, dear little “Whoops-a-Daisy” gets a well-deserved break. The water taxis pick us up and transports us to shore, for a dollar, actually it’s 60 cents, but we can’t be bothered with all that change, […]

Here in Santa Cruz

Saturday March 9th Ed and I had planned to arrive at the dock early to wait for Danni, who had to take a bus from the airport and then a ferry to meet us. Arriving early had been a good decision. We saw as much wildlife at the dock as we had seen on trips […]

Danni and a Giant Tortoise

The Storm Before The Calm!

Friday March 8th We still had yet to receive our autographe that Noddy said he would bring over, which was not exactly a great surprise, going on past history. Bob managed to talk to our agent in Santa Cruz, and was told we could go ahead and sail over and he would give it to […]


Wednesday March 6th We arrived this morning at San Cristobel one of the Galapagos islands. We were escorted into wreck bay by sea lions and a brown booby, who flew out, circled the boat a couple of times and then flew back to the island, probably to report our impending arrival. After dropping anchor among […]

Fabulous Pacific

Sunday March 3rd All the air has been knocked right out of me by the breathtaking beauty that I’m engulfed in at this moment. I’m seriously struggling for words to even begin to describe what I’m seeing and feeling, I couldn’t begin to do it justice… We’ve taken hours of video footage and hundreds of […]

Oh Another Night at Sea

Our shifts got a bit muddled tonight, Graeme and I did the watch till midnight, and then again from 4am. We were trying to sail but the wind was being a bitch and playing with us, dropping and changing every few minutes. We were only doing between 2 and 3 knots, so basically making little […]

Whales Dolphins & Sharks

Saturday March 2nd, More… What a truly amazing day we had today. Daisy managed to do a few hours here and there with her sails up, but mostly we were motoring, there simply wasn’t enough wind, and we would find ourselves bobbing along at between 2 – 3 knots, basically going nowhere fast, at that […]

Gray Day

Friday March 1st This morning at 6am it was gray and miserable with roily seas, and because we had to get the Genoa down (big sail at the front of the boat) it was windy. Every morning we’ve been here there has been absolutely no wind, not even a whisper. This morning was quite the […]

Wahoo For Dinner

Thursday February 28th Today was actually a lovely day, the sailing was fabulous, we had 18 knots of wind and managed a gentle, smooth 7 knots of speed from Pachea down the island chain of Las Perlas to San Jose. With both the main and the Genoa out in full use, I sat back in […]