Salomon Islands - Takamaka to Boddam, a trip around the bo mmies

Martin and Elizabeth Bevan
Tue 26 Apr 2016 03:46

Position           05:21.234 S 072:12.484 E

Date                 1250 (UTC+5) Monday 25 April 2016

Distance run    3.8nm over the ground


Looking east from our anchorage between Ile Takamaka and Ile Fouquet

The wreckage of a fibreglass yacht has been hauled up onto the beach


With not far to go we were able to delay our start until 1100 by which time the skies had cleared and we had excellent light to be able to see the hazards of the course which from the chart and Google Earth looked numerous.




The anchorage at Ile Boddam – to the South west of the line joining the black crosses


We initially anchored on what we thought was sand but on inspection turned out to be a white topped bommie; fortunately, no damage was done to either the bommie or the anchor chain.  It did give us time to swim over to some of the old mooring buoys and examine their fixings.  We settled on one well inshore but attached by a stout chain round a bommie with floats bringing the chain tail to the surface.  The bottom is strewn with coral outcrops and anchoring closer inshore would be difficult without buoying the chain.


Looking across to the ruined jetty on Ile Boddam from our mooring