Day 28 Paso Shoal - Take Two

Caramor - sailing around the world
Franco Ferrero / Kath Mcnulty
Wed 20 Jul 2016 01:06
52:29.49S 73:39.13W

Two delightful days off. When I say ‘day off’, I mean ‘not sailing’, there is always plenty to do. For instance, water only comes out of the tap if we have filled the tank beforehand. On the chart for Burgoyne, ‘Aguada’ is written on the south-east corner of the cove. We suspected it might mean ‘watering place’ so we set off in the dinghy to explore. We found a beautiful stream and filled our jerrycans with some of the purest water in the world.

Kath filling jerrycans at Burgoyne ‘Aguada’

View of Burgoyne from the stream

The weather is changing again and a snarly westerly Force seven is forecast. Our anchorage in Burgoyne would not be sheltered in that wind direction, time to move. The best all round sheltered cove is ten miles north, on the other side of Paso Shoal. A brief period of lighter winds (15-20 knots with gusts of 35) was announced for this morning. We were ready. 

In Canal Smyth, there was no wind but it felt rather like the lull before the storm so we motored through Paso Shoal. In two hours we covered the same distance that had taken us all day on Saturday! 

Caleta Colworth, our new home, is another beautiful cove. Caramor is anchored with four lines to the shore and looks a bit like a funnel web spider lurking in the corner.