Monday, April 9, 2012

Underway for the Galapagos!

Silhouette and her excited crew are finally underway for the Galapagos! We checked out of Mexico this morning in Nuevo Vallarta. We had talked about possibly anchoring in the La Cruz anchorage overnight, but once we cleared immigration and customs we decided just to go for it. My last blog post on passage preparation went by the wayside (look for it with pictures in a few weeks), and Patrick decided that the repairs made in Nuevo Vallarta seemed to be working out. So abruptly and without any fanfare, we were on our way.

It has been a peaceful afternoon making 3+ knots in light airs (we're actually up to over 5.0 knots now) and watching the mountains of Puerto Vallarta receding and boobies diving for food for entertainment.


  1. Bon voyage, Patrick & Kirsten! The big jump! We are trying to keep up with your wonderful blog. The photos and writing are excellent. We'll be traveling with you in spirit, wishing you a smooth crossing with plenty of lovely sunsets. Oh, the things you'll see in the Galapagos! Wow, you two.
    Clark & Nina
    sv Rikki-tikki-tavi

  2. Yeah!!! I can't wait to read about the crossing, and I'm expecting the Galapagos photos to be amazing. Bon Voyage!