02/03/2015

Exody goes West

As most Club Members will be aware, Peter and Marian Jennett have been proceeding on their circumnavigation since summer 2014.


Exody is a Starlight 39 which has been well sorted out for the trip. They have a fulsome blog linked There are certainly some photos which represent something of a contrast with Tarbert on a wet afternoon.


Exody at time of writing (2nd March) is now in the Galapagos Islands. The following is copied from the World Cruising Club website.  Go here for the full story and to be amazed

Skipper Peter writes: 
Swimming with sharks, turtles and eagle rays is a memorable way to spend my birthday on Friday 20th! Opting for the extra hour long visit to nearby Loberia beach we were up early for the water taxi at 06.30. Fernando the guide helped us learn about marine iguanas in and took us for a brief snorkel then it was back to town to join the main trip to Kicker rock- just 12 of us plus baby Kai with Juno and Makena. A high speed 40 minute ride later we were circumnavigating the massive volcanic outcrop and we were soon in the water - like swimming in an aquarium - strange to feel comfortable and safe looking down on 25/30 sharks including two hammerheads, a multitude of other fish, a couple of turtles and closest to us an orderly procession of eagle rays- white spotted. We swam through the narrow 20 metre channel between the main outcrop and its sister - carried gently by the current and with baby Kai towed along on a life-ring. There were some dramatic water temperature changes and it was almost feeling cold (all things are relative!) by the time we reboarded the boat. A short hop to a deserted mainland beach tucked behind a reef for a lunchstop and walk - complete with sea lions, iguanas, and brightly coloured crabs - a magical excursion!

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