Day 183, Year 1: Ahead of Schedule
Date: Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Weather: Beautiful, Sunny Days
Location: Academy Bay, Puerto Ayoro, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos

Hurray! The repairs parts arrived today and are aboard. We will start the installation tomorrow morning and see how things go from there.

Today was spent putting a second coat of teak oil on the deck, continuing to label and organize pictures for the website, and doing a bit a reorganizing in the boat. The boat bottom cleaning that was supposed to happen tomorrow happened today and at this very moment, our water tanks are being filled.

If all goes well with the installation of the repair parts tomorrow, it is possible that we will be leaving as early as Thursday. That means that I will need to take the laundry in early tomorrow morning and do the final food shopping. Since there is no way to know how the repairs will go, we will just have to wait and see.

In the meantime, we continue to really enjoy our time here. The lava gulls were in full force today as well as the dynamite diving Blue-footed Boobies. As Manola was cleaning the bottom of the boat this afternoon, Galapagos sharks joined him. They are small and non-threatening, but then they are sharks. Just being at anchorage here is a fantastic experience.

We had dinner with Tom, Bette Lee, and Katherine of Quantum Leap last night and are getting ready to go in and have dinner with Randy and Sherri of Procyon tonight. Quantum Leap left for Isabella this morning and Procyon is leaving for Isabella tomorrow. We shall see when Windbird is leaving.

Day 184, Year 1: Looking Good
Day 182, Year 1: If . . . Then