On Monday we set off and sailed round to
Daniel’s bay is a beautiful heart shape bay
completely sheltered from the wind. It is called Daniel’s bay after
Daniel who lived there on his own a long time ago.
Early this century there were a lot of people living
in the left hand valley and on the island, but before the first world war when
ships from civilization started coming, they brought with them disease and a
population of about 300,000 people went down to a few thousand.
We were not able to go swimming as there were sharks
near the boat. We went ashore and had a look round and then we had a bbq
on the beach with a few other rally people.
Tuesday morning we set off on a hike to a waterfall
with some local guides.
The view was beautiful and we were rewarded with a
swim at the end in a pool at the bottom of the waterfall. As it has not
rained much now for several months there was not much water in the actual
Down in the little village we got treated to some
fruit – mango and passion fruit.
In the village (well a village of about 3 wooden huts)
and in the other bay they have installed a hose from a spring further up so
fresh water is available.
We got permission to use this and later on in the
afternoon, Steve, Tom and I went ashore and had showers from the tap which was
Local dancing at a local welcome
party Picture overlooking the bay
where we are at anchor
Katrin in Danisl’s
Walking to the waterfall
Beautiful view – access from
One of the local huts
View of the mountain in Daniel’s
was very shallow at low tide so we had to get out and push….