La Herradura

S/V Goldcrest
David & Lindsay Inwood
Sun 23 Aug 2009 12:50

What a great spot!  We arrived early afternoon and took a while to find the perfect place to anchor amongst all the Spanish motor boats spending their Sunday afternoon bobbing around in this glorious bay.  With a little help from a local, we avoided a rogue rock and could see the anchor lying peacefully on the sand 10m below us when we swam.  The water is 28C and gin clear.  I took advantage of the peaceful motion to swim under the boat scraping barnacles off the prop and brushing the last of the Lymington river brown gunge off the hull.  I fancy we gained a fraction of a knot in boat speed the next day – but maybe wishful thinking!

We got the inflatable canoe out and had a nice paddle around the shore and then up the beach to sup a cold beer or 2.

The water is swarming with small fish, but they could spot a fishing ignoramus and left my line well alone.  Still, it gives you something to do whilst keeping a beer company, doesn’t it Roger?