October 31, Halloween.
Celebration was to be held in a neighboring village that’s a long way on foot. It was dark and scary. Having no car and not knowing the way, we decided to sail there. We started preparations beforehand, as we needed to make costumes and warm up.
Here we are at the Marquesas Islands. Early morning of October 18, we anchored in the Taiohae Bay on the island of Nuku Hiva. 3,056 nautical miles and 28 days en route are behind.
The GLONASS system operates in the Pacific. The satellite signal is satisfactory. Sometimes the number of visible GLONASS satellites approaches that of GPS satellites.
Everything seems to be done on the Galapagos Islands. The gear is replaced, the seals are counted, GLONASS is tested and functioning well. So we can get out of here. Anyway, there is no more to do on the Galapagos Islands.
However, there are also turtles.
Yet, it’s too difficult to take a picture of them. They appear for a second to breathe in the air and disappear immediately. And a photo is called “A place where a turtle was a moment ago.”
It’s a great myth. To be more precise, not a myth but self-PR of genius. The matter is in the Peru Current. A huge mass of water moves from Antarctica along the South America right here. It’s clear that it doesn’t have time to get warm, as it is covered by low rainy clouds like a can of beer taken from a freezer.
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