Mor Toad / Moy Toad
David and Jocelyn Fawcett
Fri 28 Sep 2018 17:36
Having had a great sail across and round the northern end of the island which certainly showed no signs of habitation and looked very daunting we took down the sails and motored round the corner and all of a sudden high on the cliffs were signs of habitation and we knew the port/marina was below this and we could see several other yachts sailing up from the south heading to the same spot.
Not a large marina so hopefully space and although anchorages outside the sea wall the sea was definitely not in a state for anchoring. We motored into the harbour and called up and a guy came out to meet us and showed us into the pontoon . Safely tied up next to a yacht with 4 English guys on who’d just come in ahead of us ( 5 other yachts came in after us and this was to a tiny island we’d never heard of!) The necessary cup of tea and then off for a walk along the front. Meanwhile a ferry had come in as we realised a lot more activity on shore.
Few shops along the front and some closed cafes but colourful buildings and a nice atmosphere.
We walked to the sea wall and once the ferry had gone we realised there was a large lorry sat on the sea wall and in the water a fishing boat trailing a large circular structure which had come from the fish farm just outside the harbour. We realised tanks on the lorry full of very small fish which were to be transferred to the circular structure.
Lorry full of tanks containing small fish
Circular structure from Fish farm
We didn’t see it all happen as the transfer seemed to be taking forever to set up with a lot of Italian gesticulations so we decided we wanted to walk the other way and ice cream was called for.
Having explored the one street little else to do other than return to the boat for supper. The restaurants didn’t look that open and in any case we had food on board.