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This is the blog of Maunie of Ardwall. After a six-year adventure sailing from Dartmouth to Australia, we are now back in Britain.

Friday, 10 May 2013

Our last day in Galapagos

Today (Friday) is our full last day in San Cristobal so we're doing a final day ashore, with a run to the laundry and some final shopping; we'll have a final meal ashore here tonight then come back in the morning to go to the surprisingly good veg market t stock up on perishables.
We aim to weigh anchor (another nautical term for you) at midday tomorrow and then we're off on a 3,000 mile passage to the Marquesas where the working language will change from Spanish to French and the currency from US Dollars to Central Pacific Francs (we think!). The voyage is actually longer than our Atlantic crossing but, we hope, we should get steadier winds and a very helpful Equatorial Current pushing us along at around one knot. So it'll probably take us around 20 days.
We'll post quick updates on the blog with our position but store up photos for our next wifi opportunity in the islands.
We're sad to be leaving Galapagos but our friends on Jacaranda, a month ahead of us, tell us that the Marquesas are beautiful and the people very friendly so we have something to look forward to!

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