Notes from Underway - Ecuador to Panama
Left Marina Puerto Lucia 9.Dec.2010 at 0845. Destination: Panama. Current position is S00deg.06'/W081deg.25', about 65 mi. off Ecuador's north coast, heading north. Overnight breeze was SW to S, 10-16, w/ SW choppy rolly swells. Gradually decreased this a.m. to now, SW 7-12kt., SW swell reduced somewhat. Partly cloudy; warm; MS has bronchitis w/ sinusitis & is queasy from sea swells & Rx's, but all's well. Very few birds, & only small schools of flying fish, seen so far; but lots of freighters, pangas & fishing nets to avoid, even 60+ mi.offshore.