Mor Toad / Moy Toad
David and Jocelyn Fawcett
Wed 9 May 2018 18:17
Bay north of Capo Camino
now quite far north and in the area for cruising
We left the anchorage this morning at 9.35 and have just dropped anchor at 18.10 in a lovely bay backed by a long white sandy beach and sand dunes and a small village at one end. Mountains in the distance. Unfortunately tipping it down with rain but not chilly. Today has seen some sun certainly a bit warmer but again little wind however did get a couple of hours sailing but the rest was motoring. Again mountains right into the sea with the odd beach very little development except when we passed Arbitrax.
At present calm let’s hope it stays that way as it was in last nights anchorage when we arrived except in the middle of the night I woke when the boat started rolling violently with bottles rolling about making quite a racket but it eventually calmed down and I went back to sleep. same thing happened again later this time David woke up to discover the noisy bottle was a wine bottle which had shed its contents over the floor fortunately not full!! I mopped it up this morning when making the tea! We suspect it was a passing ship somewhere. I did dream of pirates!!
I managed a swim again this morning 15.5 degrees - warming up! this time 6 times round the boat , the sea was glassy and the sun popped out from behind the clouds so magical.
2 spouts were spotted today ? whales.
Nothing else to report really but forgot to say yesterday we had a blocked toilet but David managed to clear and working again thankfully. The pump on the sink stopped working but they identified a rogue switch which got waggled and today appears to be working:-)
One or two other yachts around and few fishing boats but basically very little out at sea including very few birds. It is still early in the season and we are the only yacht at anchor this evening!