Shroud Cay to Warderick Wells
Date 1800 Tuesday 27 March 2012
A leisurely start, i.e.1250, was followed by a cracking good reach for most of the 18nm to Warderick Wells with a steady 8 to 9 knots in calm turquoise waters.
Warderick Wells is the home of the Ranger Station for the
Post late lunch an expedition was mounted in the dinghy and with the hand held depth sounder – I remember the doubters when this was purchased! Sing an anchored motor yacht as a reference we plotted the depth in and found that with low water approaching we should have at least ½ metre clearance. Returning to the boat and with shades of Hornblower once again we felt our way in with the Mate calling the depth from the digital display at the chart table; it is rather more accurate than the analogue display in the cockpit which rather gives up under a metre (all below the keel). The final position is as quoted for the day and whilst still quite a way out was at least as close as the Emerald Rock mooring field and was FOC.
Dinner was a sensational first for the cook; chicken breast stuffed with Feta, dried tomatoes and fresh basil wrapped in prosciutto.