Day 5, Panama to Galapagos

1740Z 20MAY19, Day 5, Panama to Galapagos. Halfway there! It seems like we have passed the halfway point in both distance and time. Time will tell.

We continued to have scattered rain throughout yesterday afternoon. Last night was rain free again with the moon keeping everything well lit. Today started off mostly cloudy but is now sunny with blue skies.

Current Position: 03 08N 083 39W
24 hour progress: 124nm, 5.2kts avg SOG, the last 24 hours were all sailing. Current progress for the passage is 562nm with approximately 435nm to go on the great circle route. We have had steady winds of 15kts +/- 5kts true wind. Our course has varied from direct to San Cristobal, Galapagos to westerly with the need for a bit more south. Currently sailing close hauled with 1 reef in the main.

The crew is doing well. Things have been more comfortable. We remain hopeful for a wind shift that will allow a more direct route, but we are going closer to the direct rhumb line path than earlier in the passage. On we pound to windward.

School work is being accomplished and cooking has been easier. Fishing continues to be unproductive. However, we are eating well. Chicken stir fry was quite popular with Daxton who downed more of it than the rest of us combined—so much for getting a lunch out of that dinner as well. Ronan wasn't feeling well yesterday but seems to be back to himself today.

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