The Galapagos and the Pacific – in Pictures

The Giant Tortoise - Santa Cruz

The Giant Tortoise – Santa Cruz

Nichola & Caroline - Galapagos to Marquesas

Nichola & Caroline – Galapagos to Marquesas

Willow finding a very relaxed sea lion in Santa Cruz

Willow finding a very relaxed sea lion in Santa Cruz

Willow discovering the Sat Coms on Aretha

Willow discovering the Sat Coms on Aretha

Willow & Caroline on the beach at Tortuga Bay near Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos

Willow & Caroline on the beach at Tortuga Bay near Puerto Ayora, Santa Cruz, Galapagos

The Only Penguins that live on the equator - Fact - they only lay one egg every 2 years

The Only Penguins that live on the equator – Fact – they only lay one egg every 2 years

Team Aretha at the Lava Tunnels - Galapagos

Team Aretha at the Lava Tunnels – Galapagos

Nichola & Caroline - Victualling for the long leg to the Marquesas'

Nichola & Caroline – Victualling for the long leg to the Marquesas’

Nazca Boobies in Isabella - Galapagos

Nazca Boobies in Isabella – Galapagos

Mr Charles Darwin

Mr Charles Darwin

Flying Fish - one of the 30 or so of suicidal Fish that we found on deck everyday

Flying Fish – one of the 30 or so of suicidal Fish that we found on deck everyday

The Marine Iguana

The Marine Iguana

The excitement of fresh muffins on passage

The excitement of fresh muffins on passage

The Daily Bread on Aretha

The Daily Bread on Aretha

The Blue Footed Booby

The Blue Footed Booby

The Aretha Bakery - fresh muffins

The Aretha Bakery – fresh muffins

Team Aretha in the Galapagos

Team Aretha in the Galapagos

Supper time on Aretha mid Pacific

Supper time on Aretha mid Pacific

Sunset in the Pacific as we head West

Sunset in the Pacific as we head West

Skipper Selfie Mid Pacific

Skipper Selfie Mid Pacific

Skipper getting in fancy dress for the half way party crossing the Pacific

Skipper getting in fancy dress for the half way party crossing the Pacific

Sealions everywhere - this time off the side of Aretha

Sealions everywhere – this time off the side of Aretha

Sally Light Foot Crabs

Sally Light Foot Crabs

Rock Stars Bluebell at Columbus at the half way party

Rock Stars Bluebell at Columbus at the half way party

Refuelling Galapagos Style - the good old fashioned hosepipe and generator to diesel up for the longest leg in the Pacific

Refuelling Galapagos Style – the good old fashioned hosepipe and generator to diesel up for the longest leg in the Pacific

Party Spirit - Mid Pacific

Party Spirit – Mid Pacific

One of the hundreds of Marine Iguana's on the beach at Vilamil, Isabella

One of the hundreds of Marine Iguana’s on the beach at Vilamil, Isabella

Marine Iguana's everywhere

Marine Iguana’s everywhere

Mangroves in Galapagos

Mangroves in Galapagos

Lizards on Galapagos

Lizards on Galapagos

Approaching one of the smaller Galapagos Islands

Approaching one of the smaller Galapagos Islands

Jigsaws on board in Isabella - the largest Island in the Galapagos

Jigsaws on board in Isabella – the largest Island in the Galapagos

I haven't got a Clew - attempting to mend our ripped mainsail mid Pacific

I haven’t got a Clew – attempting to mend our ripped mainsail mid Pacific

Huge Pelicans wherever you look

Huge Pelicans wherever you look

Giant Tortoises on Santa Cruz, Galapagos

Giant Tortoises on Santa Cruz, Galapagos

Getting ready for the day - Columbus meditiating

Getting ready for the day – Columbus meditiating

Flying fish on deck

Flying fish on deck

Exploring the Lava Tunnels - Isabella

Exploring the Lava Tunnels – Isabella

Daily exercises from Willow & Columbus - crunches today

Daily exercises from Willow & Columbus – crunches today

Columbus exploring Isabella in Galapagos

Columbus exploring Isabella in Galapagos

Aretha reaching in perfect sailing conditions

Aretha reaching in perfect sailing conditions

I Spy Land

Crossing the Equator

Crossing the Equator

Arriving in Galapagos

Arriving in Galapagos

Boat Kids at Sea

Boat Kids at Sea

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Comments
  1. Looks fab and it seems that everyone has settled really well now to life onboard. Have an amazing adventure guys…

  2. Hello Team Aretha!
    The girls love looking at your photos and are missing you. Happy 3rd birthday Willow, it doesn’t seem two minutes ago that we used to make you say Dumbley-dore over and over again! You little cutie. You all look happy, tanned and to be enjoying your adventure. We love following your blog. Here the sun has just started to shine and Spring has its best togs on. Daffodils are out, buds are on trees and skies are blue, but this being England, we’re not sure how long it’ll last. We had an Easter Egg hunt and remembered our last one with you all in Grosvenor Place. Running like loons around the cobbles and in the trees trying to find them all.

    We are just back from Devon. The weather wasn’t kind to us! We didn’t manage to get to Hope Cove this year but the kids still enjoyed crabbing at Dittisham and the sweet shop Cranches in Salcombe! Despite the cold wet weather they managed to eat their weight in ice cream and discovered a new flavour, chocolate with Malteser balls in it, in a waffle cone dipped in chocolate with sprinkles around the top. My favourite was Salcombe honeycombe and clotted cream. Yummo!! We did manage to eat some lovely fresh fish whilst we were there, but we didn’t catch it ourselves like you’re all doing!!

    Issie is about to start her last term of Primary School!! She is very excited (and nervous) about starting Secondary. She seems to spend a lot of time researching what mobile phone she should have before she goes!! Hmmmm.

    Anyway, keep taking the great photos and writing the blog post so we can feel like we’re on the adventure with you. Do you make fresh bread everyday? Those muffins look delish!! Issie loves the colour of the sea where you are and asks how many fish have you caught now? Lottie wants to know if Columbus has read any Tom Gates books and what’s the favourite book he’s read whilst at sea? Did fishing in the pond at Grosvenor place with a twig come in as good training for real life fishing?? 😉 Lots of love to you all. Enjoy! xx

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