The time has come to move on from these magical group of islands. Two boats left yesterday, that leaves just us and Mezzaluna here and as far as we know there are no other yachts in Santa Cruz or San Cristobal that are coming this way, we shall turn the lights off tomorrow when we leave.
We have filled the fridge and cool spots onboard with a great range of fresh produce after taking an afternoon excursion up into the highlands to an organic farm.
So we have prepared ourselves and Balvenie for the longest passage we will do on our circumnavigation, from here to our next anchorage in the Marquesas Island Group of French Polynesia is around 2,940 nautical miles and should take us just under 3 weeks.
The weather forecast for the first 10 days is looking as good as we can hope for.
We will try to update this blog daily with a short position report of our progress on the way, some days we may miss if its a bit wobbly out there but will do our best. We have had several contenders for a pet to take with us to keep us company, think Sneezy the Sealion would be the best option cos he just jumps overboard to do his business, takes himself for a walk and can also get his own dinner!