600 Days to Cocos & the Galapagos Islands
Theater Edition Restoration with added special features
A film by Gene and Josie Evans
Completed in 1976, this is Part 1 of a two part sailing documentary shot in 16mm color film by noted Hollywood cinematographer, Gene Evans - cameraman for "Roots" the miniseries, and feature films including "Jeremiah Johnson," and "Lady Sings the Blues". The film has been restored and converted to HD video.
Part 1 and Part 2 can be purchased individually or as a series.
600 Days Pt. 1: To Cocos Island
Part 1(90 minutes) takes us from San Diego, south down the coastlines of Baja California, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica with many stops along the way. It's a relaxing sail back in time before the onset of drug violence and civil wars. In Costa Rica, the couple's son, Ron, joins them for the offshore passage to the mysterious and uninhabited Cocos Island.
600 Days Pt. 2: Cocos Island and the Galapagos Islands
Part 2 (65 minutes) takes us from Costa Rica, where the couple's son, Ron joins them for an offshore passage to the mysterious and uninhabited Cocos Island. Along the way they have a close encounter with whales, hook a shark, and ghost through the doldrums. On the 8th day, they site Cocos Island and make a dramatic anchorage through unchartered waters. Ashore, they discover signs of previous visitors carved into rocks and explore the dense rainforest by following stream beds inland. After several weeks, they set sail for the Galapagos Islands lying 450 miles southwest at the equator. There they visit several atolls where Darwin's discoveries led to his theory of evolution. Finally, they sail home on a nonstop 40 day, 4,000 mile ocean voyage to San Diego.
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