Shorey Cove, Roque Island
Date 1800 – Friday 8 July 2011 (UTC -4)
I realise that the position given for 6 July was a degree of longitude out – I will correct this when we have a WiFi internet connection; currently it is email only by satellite
We spent two warm sunny days in
Thursday was a day of rest finished off with another 4 mile walk along the beach. During the day a couple of group of people with young children appeared on the beach, we presume summer visitors staying on the island; it seemed quite an intrusion on our space. Dinner was roast chicken with Mate-made cranberry stuffing, a suitably lavish dinner at the end of a great day.
Friday was a different matter. The boat has had a great deal of yellow
staining on the bows from the salt water and this extended the whole length of
the waterline as a thick scummy band. Most of this appeared when we were in
During the day we had a
visit from a “whaler” from the local
In the late afternoon we moved anchorage to Shorey Cove. If you look
at the chart in the last entry you will see that
Our evening walk was through the forest over the H crossbar to the beach, from where we had just come, and back.
Along the edge of the beach there are clumps of wild iris which make a vivid splash of colour amongst the green.
Across the bay, about 1nm away, we can see the houses of the permanent residents and summer population of the island, privately owned by the Gardener and Monk families descendents of Joseph Peabody who acquired the island in 1806. In the foreground is the jetty and workshops of this largely self sufficient community.
Dinner, for those foodies out there, was sweet corn followed by pork