Our 2nd 3rd of our Pacific Ocean crossing from The Galápagos Islands to The Marquesas.
We just completed 1084 miles by the end of day 8. The Shenanigans and Shawnigan continue…
Day 9: April 25 into April 26th was pretty uneventful. Dinner was Sweet and regular potatoes with Mexican seasoned veggies and fresh pico de gallo salsa.
At 26/04/2018 16:30 (UTC) our position was 06°34.6’S -108°20’W
Day 9 completed at now 09:30 am our time. SOG 6.5-7.5. COG 260t. Wind 10-15 kts ESE with gusts in high teens.
Total miles: 1255 miles
Miles over last 24h: 170 miles! (4 170+nm days in a row!)
Day 10: April 26th-April 27th.
Another beautiful day out here in the big blue. Caught 2 Mahi again just before dinner, but again they were two small to keep, plus they were mates, so we felt bad to take them so young. We returned them back to Neptune. Hopefully one of these days he’ll give us a big one in return. Veggie Pad Thai for dinner. We made pretty good ground again today. Winds were more variable and had a few rain “squalls” , but not too severe.
At 27/04/2018 16:30 (UTC) our position was 06°53.6’S -111°35’W
Day 10 completed at 09:30 am our time. SOG 6.5-7.5. COG 260t. Wind 10-15 kts ESE with gusts in high teens. Rolly night with a few rain showers. Dipped our boom in a few times (single reefed main).
Total miles: 1429 miles
Miles over last 24h: 174 miles!
Day11: April-27-28th, 2018
Calm night. 1/2 way mark 1,550 miles completed at 0300 on the 28th!
At 28/04/2018 16:30 (UTC) our position was 07°17.36’S -113°40.35’W
Day 11 completed at 09:30 am our time. SOG 5-6. COG 260t. Wind 10-15 kts ESE.
Christian just now speared a 10+kg yellowfin tuna from off the bow of our boat!
Total miles: 1585 miles (I added 9 too many to yesterdays)
Miles over last 24h: 165 miles
Day 12: April 28-29th
After catching the Tuna, excitement remained high for the day. As soon as we had the fish onboard, the sushi rice was in the pressure cooker in preparation for dinner. I made Poké bowls for lunch and rolled up sushi for dinner. Yum! We’ll be having fish for the next few days! The night was a great sail. Speeds picked back up to 6 and 7’s.
At 29/04/2018 16:30 (UTC) our position was 07°46.15’S -116°15.35’W
Day 12 completed at 09:30 am our time. SOG 6-7. COG 250-260 throughout the night. Now 270t. Wind 12-18 kts ESE.
Total miles: 1746 miles
Miles over last 24h: 161 miles
Day 13: April 29-30, 2018: Sunday fun day aboard Shawnigan was pretty uneventful. Pancake breakfast. No school, sea state pretty calm, sailing wing on wing (aka butterfly or goose winging). The girls brought out the chessboard. All was good and restful. Made Poké bowls for lunch again and seared Tuna with Asian veggies over rice for dinner. Beautiful blue moon rise over the horizon tonight. Not a single thing in sight except for Ocean and scattered puffy clouds. A few bIrds in the distance, not sure what kind.
At 30/04/2018 16:30 (UTC) Monday, our position was 07°54.5’S -118°57.12’W
Day 13 completed at (new time) 08:30 am our time. SOG 6-7. COG 270 throughout the night. Wing on wing. Wind 12-18 kts switching more easterly.
Total miles: 1910 miles
Miles over last 24h: 164 miles
Day 14: April 30,- May 1st. 2,000 miles completed @ 2100 on April 30th. @ today, May 1, 2018, we made it 2/3 the way exactly at the end of our 14th day. 2,066 miles completed, just over 1,033 miles to go. Maybe a 21 day passage?!?! We’ll see…
At 01/05/2018 16:30 (UTC) our position was 07°57.46’S -121°30.33’W
Day 14 completed AND 2/3 the way at 08:30 am our time. SOG 5-7 (slowed down with less current helping and wing on wing with less wind. COG 250-270 throughout the night depending on wind speed. Wing on wing. Wind 12-18 kts more easterly.
Total miles: 2066 total (2/3 the way!!!)
Miles over last 24h: 156 miles (lowest in a while).
Last 1/3 of our Pacific Crossing from Galapagos to Hiva Oa, Marquesas, French Polynesia.