Saturday, August 06, 2011

Day 1: To Ecuador

We hoisted anchor from Las Brisas de Amador at Isla Perico (near Panama City) at 08:30 today, under sail, for what we think will be about a 10-day voyage to Ecuador of South America. Once again, it's sad to leave our newly-made friends and our old friends behind.

We had a 2-hour total run with our spinnaker today and then sailed wing-on-wing until around 01:00 when we had to start the motor as our batteries were too low to run the autopilot. We had used too much power making water during the last 4 to 5 hours. Too bad as we still had great winds.

Jordan hauled out the sewing machine and I made the flag for Ecuador. The flag for Columbia is the same as for Ecuador except that Ecuador's has a crest in the middle. I did not bother with the crest as so far the countries don't seem to mind if you omit the crest. 

I will be posting our position way out there in the big blue by marking Position Reports through Airmail which automatically posts into our blog. Just click on the link called Our Position on the right side of our blog. These positions are where we are around 23:59 (11:59 each night). But we will be marking many more positions than this on our charts!

Our location around midnight (which for some unknown reason did not post on our map): N07°47'22" W078°57'18"

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