To sea at last!

We have now run the engine under power and all seems to be OK. We depart in the morning for the Colombian island of Malpelo, about 300 miles southwest.

The trick is to get across the Humboldt current before turning south. The experts say you need to be west of 80 degrees west to avoid the strongest of the north-setting current. Bahia Caraquez is another 300 miles south from Malpelo, so we should be out of contact for about a week. I just hope there is wind. 

The new coupling in a bad photo

The new coupling in a bad photo


2 thoughts on “To sea at last!

  1. Bill
    December 8, 2015 at 09:56

    May the wind be with you. Is that a Perfect knee I spy in the bad photo?

    1. December 10, 2015 at 02:42

      It is a 60 year old male knee belonging to a mechanic. Madam is outraged that you would have thought it was hers.

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