Saturday, March 9, 2013

Panama to Galapagos Passage - Picture Blog

Sailing with the jib and the main

The first (windy) nights were relatively cold

Mark using the sat phone to send a daily position report to this blog

Too close for comfort? This giant passed within one mile of Irie, but we knew this thanks to AIS! It was the only ship we saw in a week

Preventing chafe to the preventer line with a cloth taped to the shroud

One of the sunsets at sea

Red skies at night, sailor's delight!

Listening to the 9am Pan-Pacific Net on our SSB receiver

After two windy days, the seas are getting bigger...

Following seas create an amusement park ride for Irie and her crew. Fun!

Surfing the waves at over 10 knots! We peaked at 13.6 knots one night. The true wind speed is over 30 knots.

 The deep blue water of the Pacific Ocean

Squall ahead... Luckily, it stayed ahead.

Winged hitchhiker number 1

Winged hitchhiker number 2

 Motoring into the sunset in flat calm seas!

The equator; from the north hemisphere into the south...

That's the equator, right there. We just crossed it! :-)

Equator party with Belgian truffles, rum for Mark and Neptune, and coke for me

Mark and Liesbet on the equator - March 6th, 2013, 23:26

Sailing with our spinnaker - mainsail combo

No luck fishing...

Sunrise on the last day of the passage

Irie lunch on the last day of the passage

There are the Galapagos Islands!

San Cristobal, Galapagos

Hoisting the appropriate flags before arrival: the Ecuadorian flag and the Q-flag (yellow flag)

Approaching San Cristobal and Wreck Bay

To read the three stories about our passage, look further down these pages.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations Shellbacks!!! Well done. krafthaus.

Liesbet said...

Thanks, Krafthaus! I have to look up what "shellbacks" means... The next passage will be a tad longer and difficult! :-)