Update from La Caruna

andromeda of plymouth
Susan and Andrew Wilson
Mon 17 Aug 2009 09:53

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The adventures continue, we set off from La Caruna and headed  for the fuel dock only to find that they couldn�t fill us up until 10 o�clock so we had to sit and twiddle our thumbs. Fortunately a guy we knew from Neilson in Nidri came past and we caught up with each other�s news he is doing the Narc to the Caribbean this autumn.

We waved goodbye to La Caruna and hope to go back again sometime and set off on the ocean waves  headed  for Camarinos as a stepping stone to round Cape Finisterre.  We had a cracking sail and approaching the last head land had over 30 knots behind us which was fine until we had to turn into the wind to get the sails down when it was a bit hairy.  The wind was blowing too strong to get into the marina so we anchored off with about 10 other boats in the bay.  All was fine until it got dark (wouldn�t you know) and the tide dropped and we found ourselves short of water so up anchor and tried to relocate ourselves, unfortunately there was an unmarked shallow bit where we went aground and struggled to free ourselves, which thankfully we did (with a horrible scrapping sound from the keel). We re anchored elsewhere in the bay with a bit more water below us and then did anchor watch through the night.  I got the good bit when I saw the sun come up and everything looked great.  We had a lovely lazy day to recover from the night and the folks from Lucy Alice came visiting for tea and a chat before we were able to get to bed properly that night.  We have apologised to Andromeda profusely and hope she forgives us.

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