Re: Crew available - Ecuador/Panama to Gallapgos/Europe
If only for posterity, there were only five boats (visible from a distance) in Puerta Lucia. I was told by a lady, to whom I was point to by security, that there's not much chance at that marina, particuarly at that time.
Further up the coast, in Montanita (just a hippie/surfing town) I gather from the lady in the Diving shop that the sailing season to the Galapogos is just about over.
Combined with losing my wallet in Montanita, I've given up on that long-shot adventure. Wrong place &/or wrong time.
I'm reckoning my best shot is to fly back to the merry old land of England and find a boat back here.