At Anchor, Port Sharkwich
The Adventures of the Good Ship Equinox
Cate and Chris Galloway
Thu 1 Sep 2011 07:52
Position at 1600 VST: 16.26.4263S 167.47.0516E
After a casual start to the day we departed Ranon about 1100 and strated the sail across the northern side of majestic Ambrym Island, across to Port Sandwich (named "Sharwich" by Sarah for reasons to be explained), whee we arrived about 3.30 PM after a terrific sail where we made 8+ knots across the intervening strait.
This place is renowned for the Bull Sharks which frequent its waters, the product of asn abbatoir which dumped cattle carcassses into the bay. A few years ago a nine year old New Zealand girl from a cruising yacht was taken off the wharf here, hence the name "sharkwich" .
We will probably hang here for a few days while we await a suitable breeze to sail down to Lamen anchorage on Epi Island.
All the rest is school....TTFN!