It was Day 6 of our nearly 1,000-mile passage from Panama to the Galapagos. A few days prior, Aaron managed to jury-rig our broken autopilot, so we were once again blissfully sailing hands-free. The sun was shining, the seas were calm and the equator was steadily approaching. It was time to perform the checklist:
Glittery tassel headbands? Check.
Funky Elton John-style sunglasses? Check.
Champagne and cake? Check and check.
Now crossing the equator and graduating from a pollywog to a shellback is no simple feat. You can’t just sail across like it’s no big deal. You’ve got to dress for the occasion and have a party!
After 7 days at sea – our longest passage so far – we arrived in the beautiful Galapagos Islands this morning! The check-in process was painless, our friends on Ninita and Orkestern just pulled in and we can’t wait to get to exploring this awesome place (sea lions are everywhere!). Welcome to Ecuador.