We called into this anchorage for an overnight stop
at Tadri on Tuesday night.
Some people went ashore but Steve and I did not as
Steve is still suffering with stomach upset.
Richard got a lift with the other
It turned out that this place has at least 11 bars
on the beach and it is a haven for Hippies. Drugs seem to be widely used
and lots of very happy spaced out europeans seem to frequent this place but not
many indian people about.
There were lots of cows on the beach.
Apparantly you cannot leave your towel unattended for long or a cow will try to
eat it with any other belongins.
Miss Tippy was the first yacht to arrive and was
met with a police security boat who wanted copies of our documents and said they
would call round the following morning.
by 10.30 in the morning, no sign of them and we
decided to lift anchor and be on our way.
We got chased by a coastal security boat who said
we had to wait so we mingled about. finally the Police security boat
turned up with the local paper film crew and tied up to Sol Maria.
They asked the rest of us to group together in a
line so that they could take photograps for the local paper. No yacht has
been seen there for at least 9 years and then suddenly 5 of us turn up so we
were treated like celebrities. I am please we are not famous, this can get
a bit much.
So after lots of filming and handing over
photocopies of our documents they said we could leave and we all proceded to
We are still motorsailing. There has not been
enough wind to sail so we have now been motoring for over 24 hours or since we
We hope to be in Mumbai in about 24 hours
At least we have sunshine, clear blue skies and
calm seas.. lovely change compared with recent legs we have