2016 Ecuador, Easter Island and Chile
We were sad to leave the Sea of Cortez but had three very long ocean passages to complete if we were to have Novara in place for our next BIG adventure in the Chilean Channels.
The first leg to Ecuador took us very close to the Galapagos islands and we would have liked to stop over there for a 2nd time (Trish and I spent a month there on our Oyster 56 "Curious" in 2010.)
These three passages were very challenging, with storms, an autopilot failure and a collision with a large Whale adding to the interest but Easter island was an ambition realised and our dawn entrance into the Chilean Channels was greated by Humboldt Penguins, Seals and Dolphins.
2016 - 6915 nm