Thursday 21 February 2019

Galalagos by moonlight

It's 5:00am and we're motoring down the N side of San Cristobel in the
Galapagos. The moon is amazingly bright - almost full - and the sky
completely clear. The ecliptic here stretches from east to west
diectly overhead. Venus has just risen above the shadow of the
horizon, a couple of hours after Jupiter.

Kicker Rock, a rocky outcrop about 100m and 200m across and teeming
with wildlife is a mile to port. We'll probably arrange a day diving or
snorkelling here before we leave.

The favourble current has faltered over the last few hours, so we'll
probably be anchoring in Wreck Bay as the sun rises. Pretty Cool!

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