23-30/5 2016, 7 days and 13,5h, 1016 NM, best distance per 24h153,5 NM, Speed Avg. 5.6 kts, Speed Max. 7.7 kts, TWS Avg. 10.7 kts, TWS Max. 22.1 kts.
Upwind sailing, with different wind and current strength al the way, and a leek of water threw the forward hatch to the anchor storage, because it was not closet correctly. We sailed with a combination of motor and different sail. The mainsail had a big rift that Lars and Ivar tried to repair in Balboa but unfortunately it did not hold in this tough conditions. Good things happened too. On the third day we were visited by a lot of dolphins, for the first time on the Pacific. Also close to San Cristobal we had a couple of whales passing by and several amazing large stingray jumping for us. Galapagos Boobies flue around Alexandra night and days the last 24 hour. At 21 h 30/5 we sailed in to Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal and dropped the anchor.
Islas Perlas 21/5-23/5 2016
Early in the morning the 21/5, after filling up the tanks with diesel and water, we sat course towards Isla del Ray, the largest island in the Islas Perlas group. 8:00 – 16:00. 60.7 NM,
We drop anchor between Isla del Ray and the small island Isla Espiritu Santo. It was a beautiful place almost magic, and I jumped in the water immediately. There were a strong current to be aware of but very refreshing. The next day we worked hard al three to clean the hall. Lars scuba, I snorkel and Ivar from the dingy. I also cleaned the bow from the dingy. We enjoyed looking at the big bird, pelican, flying and diving very close to Alexandra. The sundown was beautiful in the quiet environment.
The old city in Panama is quite charming during day time. We had a Saturday mid day walk threw Casco Antigua, Plaza Bolivar, Plaza Catedral and Plaza Herrera. Al over you could by the Panama Sombrero and Kuna Molas. In late afternoon we find a fresh, new tapas restaurant with a free cerveza for the first tapas. It tasted great.