Tuesday 28 August 2012
The day started in Pulpit
Harbor with pouring rain
and no great inclination to go anywhere. Sunshine breaking out
mid-morning improved matters and we started to look for somewhere to make our
first step back south west in readiness for the forecast north westerly’s
on Wednesday. Well the Mate, might have done some reading up in the Pilot
if she could find her spectacles. She hunted high, she hunted low; vague
attempts to implicate the Skipper failed and of course she did not take them
out when in the Chiropractors in Camden
yesterday. Fortunately we had a WiFi connection and working Skype, the
cell phones both refusing to find a workable signal. A call to the
Chiropractors did of course reveal the hidden mystery.
Well, that solved where to go first. The boatman, Jerry, at the
Camden Yacht Club when asked for a temporary berth very kindly offered to go
and collect them and bring them to us w in the Club launch when we
arrived. It was fortunate that we had all of the sails furled when the
thunderstorm hit us 2nm before we got to Camden
harbour as the 35-40 knot winds and zero visibility would have made picking up
said specs a tad difficult. However the rain cleared, the gale abated and
under a watery sun we made what I expect to be our last visit to Camden this year. It
was looking very well washed. Thank you to Jerry and John of the Camden
Yacht Club for their kindness.
The wind being firmly from our intended direction of travel we motored
south west with the Mate now able top peruse the pilot for possible
destinations. Past Rockland, 6 miles south
west is a great passage between the islands and the mainland starting with Owls Head Bay and eventually leading to Tenants Harbor
which we selected as a good stopping off point.
In the absence of a mooring buoy as advised in the Pilot we anchored
safely outside the mooring field and settled down to an excellent smoked salmon
pasta dish and retired very early to get some rest in readiness for a pre-dawn
start and the forecast (fabled?) favourable winds.