Thursday, June 16, 2016

We're on our way to Isabella!

The other evening we had a family movie night and we watched "Cool Runnings", the story and movie about the Jamaican bobsled team.  This is also where our boat name comes from.  It means "Peace be the Journey".  The kids had never seen the movie, so it was great for them to get an understanding of the story behind the boat name, and Dave's struggles and determination to get to the Olympics, in the same way the Jamaican bobsled team had to overcome tremendous obstacles to make it to their Olympics.  In the movie, the team chants "Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Ride, Get up and go, it's bobsled time...COOL RUNNINGS!"  and then they start their race.  Gaby made up the attached note "Feel the Rhythm, Feel the Ride, Get up and Go, it's Cool Runnings time" and posted it on the nav station!  

So today is Cool Runnings time! This morning we cleared out of Puerto Ayora, as well as the Galapagos. There is no Customs and Immigration office in Puerto Villamil on Isabella, so they clear you out in Pto. Ayora. We left with NO wind and reluctantly had to run one engine and motor for the first hour or so. But then the wind filled in and we are now sailing beautifully in about 10 knots of wind, doing about 7 knots SOG ( speed over ground). We should get there at about 5:30pm.

Garrick and Adrian are snoozing and the kids are on deck looking for sea turtles. Captain Dave is happy to have wind in his sails again! The watermaker is running and we are topping up the tanks. We have a line out the back and maybe we'll catch some fish for dinner. The sun is shining and life is's Cool Runnings Time! :-)

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