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Friday, July 24, 2009

Day 12, Galapagos to Marquesas

146 nm made good, all sailing. 1312 miles to go.

No more pilot whales. We slowed down for a few hours yesterday afternoon when the wind went light and I guess they didn't like going slow.

We opened the first can of the trip yesterday; a canned ham for sandwiches to use up our store bought bread before it goes bad.

We set our clocks back too, so now we're in the same time zone as the Pacific Coast of the US. Except we don't follow daylight savings time so it's not really the same time.

An interesting note about yesterday's halfway point. You could say we were literally in the middle of nowhere:

1500 miles from the Marquesas
1600 miles from the coast of Mexico
1500 miles from the Galapagos
2800 miles from Hawaii
1300 miles to the other nearest island, Pitcairn