Day 186, Year 1: Ready for the Big One
Date: Friday, April 21, 2006
Weather: Fall in the Tropics
Location: Academy Bay, Puerto Ayoro, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos

Tomorrow morning we will leave here for the Marquesas-3,000 miles that will take us 25 to 30 days. Mark went over the engine room with a fine tooth comb this morning. He found a couple of loose bolts and one connection on the prop shaft that needed adjustment. Otherwise, it looks to him as if we are ready to depart. We spent the rest of today sending pictures to our son for the website, getting diesel to top off the fuel tanks, getting water to top off the water tanks, buying last minute food provisions, and stopping at the panaderia to get a few more buns and sweet rolls. We got back to the boat just in time to get the water delivery and then head back to Club Nautico for a barbeque with fellow cruisers. We checked in with the new Pacific net this morning to let them know to expect us as a new in-transit boat tomorrow.

We think we are ready, so we will check in with you tomorrow once we are underway.

060421 Day 186 Galapapos Isabella–Galapagos Penguin Courtship