April 08, 2010

Panama to the Galapagos - Day 1

We set off today with a fair wind and light seas. As forecasted though the wind has gone away leaving us to motor. We are outside our range under power so we are using lower RPM's to conserve and stretch our fuel.

We were uncertain how the fishing would go without Bruce, aka the Fishingmaster, thus imagine our surprise in catching two black fin tuna about 10 pounds each. Much different than losing all your fish and ultimately tackle as well.

We have had dolphins swimming with us nearly all day, especially with the kids up on the bow the dolphins do not seem to want to leave.

Position 7.16 N, 79.54 W motoring at 6 knots course 234M.

The Crew of Nikita

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