Day 5, Passage to Mainland Ecuador

1200Z 10JUN19, Day 5, Galápagos to La Libertad, Ecuador. We have completed 5 days at sea and are hopeful that we can arrive in daylight hours today. Our progress was a bit better overall yesterday with winds that stayed up overnight. The slog to windward continues, along with the fight against the current. While we expected this to some extent, it still gets a bit old.

Current Position: 01 43S 081 37W
24 hour progress: 104nm, 4.3kts avg SOG, approximately 50nm to go. The weather was pleasant and sunny yesterday. We mostly sailed close hauled, with winds of around 15kts. Overnight we had 2 reefs in the main for awhile when winds were up around 20kts true.

The crew is doing fine. Books have been read, school work has been done, Minecraft has been played and movies have been watched over the course of the days. We tried our luck with fishing again yesterday, but caught nothing. The line is in again this morning at Daxton's insistence. He has ordered ceviche. We will sail, or turn the motor on and motor sail as needed today to ensure our progress and work for a daylight arrival. As always, we are looking forward to a full night's sleep after arrival.

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