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Misto - Street food on Santa Cruz during Carnival
Misto - Street food on Santa Cruz during Carnival
Misto - The Tunnels on Isla Isabela
Misto - The Tunnels on Isla Isabela
26/02/2017

Misto - Days 44-51 Isabela and Santa Cruz

The small anchorage at Puerto Villamil was soon crowded with World ARC boats as well as two other catamarans. After investigating the options ashore we settled on a trip to Los Tunelles (The Tunnels).We went together with the crews of Owl and North and were not disappointed.A 45 minute boat ride took us to tortured lava-scapes that formed huge rock pools teeming with turtles, sharks, rays and other fish.On land we watched blue footed boobies performing their stiff legged dance. Two snorkeling opportunities enabled us to get close to the marine life as well as seeing a single seahorse.All in all it was a great day.We decided to opt out of a trip to the volcano - it was reported to be a long uphill walk and very hot.On February 23 we proceeded to Santa Cruz.We managed a little sailing but. read more...


26/02/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: new crew. Sunday February 26. Santa Cruz

We had a crew change yesterday. Jim and Jerry left to fly home to Kentucky and Mark Arnold came in to join us. Mark and Judy were successful in getting the correct boat parts to each of the boats that we were helping. We delivered the parts to each boat mid afternoon yesterday and by about 6 pm Aurora Polaris had their generator running and Exit Strategy had their winches rebuilt. Sumore has a harder job fixing the mast track but plan to get it done today. We have a few things to get done before we take off Wednesday. Hope all is well with everyone that is normal and home.. read more...


25/02/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: lava tunnel

I walked to a lava tunnel today. It was a long walk for a short slideimage1 image2. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: lava tunnel
Lexington - Captain Bob: lava tunnel
Lexington - Captain Bob: lava tunnel
Lexington - Captain Bob: lava tunnel
25/02/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: food pyrimid

I am setting on the boat this morning having my coffee chocolate whipped cream concoction and all around the boat are birds feasting on fish. There are pelicans just setting on the surface picking up fish as they swim by instead of diving. There are silvery grey black birds that fly along scupping up fish without diving or landing. There are pickerel birds that land and do shallow dives. It would be interesting to see what is going on under the surface. Probably there are larger fish feeding on small fish that may be feeding on small fish. I can not remember for sure but I think there is a migration on anchovies or sardines that follow the Humbolt current. The El Niño and La Niña weather pattern effect the paths of this migration. I think on a El Niño they have to go further south to. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: food pyrimid
Lexington - Captain Bob: food pyrimid
Lexington - Captain Bob: food pyrimid
Lexington - Captain Bob: food pyrimid
24/02/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob:another challenge

No rest for the wicked!?We ran the generator today to charge up the batteries. It quit while Ann was on the boat. Jim and I came back to the boat after we had struggled with unfurling the asymmetrical spinnaker to repair a hole. We started looking into the problem with the generator. It would start fine and would stop after a while.It would continue to run if you held the oil pressure switch down after starting. Fortunately there were people working on another boat who we convinced to come to our boat. They spoke little to no English but we worked together fairly well. To make a long story short we noted that the engine was hot. We looked at the impeller and it was eaten up, melted.We then realized we did not have water coming thru the strainer. FINALLY I DOVE THE BOAT TO FINE A FISH. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob:another challenge
Lexington - Captain Bob:another challenge
24/02/2017

Starblazer - Starblazer, St Martin, Marigot Bay

Hi to allThe plan was to collect the new alternator Tuesday and install it on Wednesday---------Tuesday.Collect new alternator from Interline in Phillipsburg.Completed.Great shipping company. $10 shipping, $7.50 optional insurance. From Miami.---During day collected Joyce's iPad after screen replaced I had fallen into 1m of sea with it in a backpack.---Left mine in repairers as torrential rain going ashore got it wet, inside a waterproof case inside a rucksack.Home button not working.Might get a new one under warranty.---Whilst in Phillipsburg went looking to find a company to make a new high pressure hose for the watermaker.Finally found them in Cole Bay and had new hose made.FKG are recommended but not cheap.-----Wednesday.Install new alternator. Failed, couldn't swap the new single. read more...


23/02/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: the harbor at night

We had a very nice dinner prepared by Ann tonight consisting of pork shoulder, gravy, mashed potatoes and a salad. We ate in the cockpit and listened to golden oldies. I will post a couple photos of the harbor at night. image2 image1. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: the harbor at night
Lexington - Captain Bob: the harbor at night
Lexington - Captain Bob: the harbor at night
Lexington - Captain Bob: the harbor at night
23/02/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: cactus.

Neat looking cactus photos of the bark. image3 image1 image2. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: cactus.
Lexington - Captain Bob:  cactus.
Lexington - Captain Bob: cactus.
Lexington - Captain Bob:  cactus.
Lexington - Captain Bob: cactus.
Lexington - Captain Bob:  cactus.
23/02/2017

Lexington - trip to the beach

Jerry has been doing an excellent job translating but today he came up a little short. We had about a 45 minute walk in search of a beach. When we got there the attraction was a deep gorge between a split in the volcano rocks. It was feed by fresh water springs and salt water seeping in. In appeared to be the swimming hole for the locals. It was a little chilly and deep, 30-40 feet with several large fish. The fish looked like a trigger fish or a carp type fish.There were a couple of kids diving off some high rocks into a pool that was not any larger than about 15 feet diameter. I will put a couple of photos. image3 image1 image2. read more...


Lexington - trip to the beach
Lexington - trip to the beach
Lexington - trip to the beach
Lexington - trip to the beach
Lexington - trip to the beach
Lexington - trip to the beach
22/02/2017

Lexington - Captain Bob: Ayora

We are at anchor in Ayora harbor in Santa Cruz, our last island in the Galapagos. We are here until 3/1/17. We are checked in and making arrangements for refueling. We are leaving in a few minutes so this will be brief.Photos of harborimage3 image2 image1 image4. read more...


Lexington - Captain Bob: Ayora
Lexington - Captain Bob: Ayora
Lexington - Captain Bob: Ayora
Lexington - Captain Bob: Ayora
Lexington - Captain Bob: Ayora
Lexington - Captain Bob: Ayora
Lexington - Captain Bob: Ayora
Lexington - Captain Bob: Ayora
22/02/2017

Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos

Her kan en se noen av inntrykkene Galapagos har gitt oss. Det er vanskelig å sette ord på alle inntrykkene, men her er et yrende liv i sjøen og i luften. Der er ikke så mye pattedyr på landjorden, men reptiler finnes i forskjellige utgaver.....#end WEB - DSC_6000 WEB - DSC_6052 WEB - DSC_6079 WEB - DSCN0946 WEB - DSCN0997 WEB - IMG_2086 WEB - IMG_2088 WEB - IMG_2089 WEB - IMG_2092 WEB - IMG_2094 WEB - P1010211 WEB - P1010235 WEB - P1010237 WEB - P1010261 WEB - P1010265 WEB - P1010283 WEB - P1010301 WEB - P1010331 WEB - P1010342 WEB - P1040013 WEB - P1040023 WEB - P1040035 WEB - P1040084 WEB - P1040128 WEB - P1040131 WEB - P1040164. read more...


Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos
Aurora Polaris - Februar 2017 - Bilder fra Galapagos

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