Isabela

Friday morning and at 8-30 we weighed anchor for the forty mile sail to Isabela, the largest island of the Galapagos  Blue skies but very light wind on the port quarter called for the iron donkey and with a bit of help from the genoa we motor sailed at 8kts before finding Villamil bay, a…

Just Another Day In Paradise

Wednesday 19/2/14 Port Ayona is the major city of Santa Cruz and our first outing took us in search of the Charles Darwin Research Station. Situated at the end of the town the walk over the cobbled surface passes many interesting shops and galleries and progress was slow as half of Brizos crew are easily…

Off We Go

The last time we went to Miami was the day after the big storm in 1990 when we dodged blocked roads to make our flight, yesterday was deja vu. After not being able to sleep on Friday night due to the noise of the storm winds it was rather tentatively that we set off avoiding…

The Final Countdown

A couple of days to the start of our Pacific adventure. Cycling has not been particularly fluent of late grabbing odd days between the conveyor belt of low pressure systems that have pounded our shores so it seems good timing to jump ship for some sailing and exploring on the other side of the globe.…