Pos 51:21.82S 60:04.74W Sealer Cove, Saunders Island
01122011 Island Hopping
Weighing anchor we have the opportunity to try our "Cutter" as the chain is
draped in lengths of kelp. Its razor sharp blade work a treat and makes
short work of the weed except the wind catches the smaller bits firing them
down the deck.
The anchor comes up cover in a gooey mud which fortunately falls off in two
big lumps then were away wind on the nose and a day of motoring in steep
The scenery is very reminiscent of sailing the Scottish lochs as the
landscape is now dominated with mountain and small flat islands as well as
reefs for us to weave through.
Our destination is Saunders Island settlement which on arrival appears to
consist of half a dozen houses and a shearing shed above a rocky shoreline.
We're anchored 2 cables offshore in a sheltered anchorage and are looking to
go ashore in the dinghy who knows we might run into Bills brother who lives
on the island.
Bob the Blog