12:35.783N 61:24.941W Union Island

If Knot Y Knot
Patricia Day
Sun 4 Mar 2007 12:32

I only had an hour to go, but took the sail in as I have to get ready to anchor.  I had to move the dinghy out of the way, but still tied down.  Then I had to do a pilotage plan of the approach to the anchorage.  There was a serous shoal off the island to my left before I got to the approach.  I paid great attention to the red markers.  Soon after the first couple of markers a boat boy came out to try and get me on a buoy.  I am trying to concentrate on the depth and shout a conversation which is distracting, but luckily it It was not as shallow as the charts showed.  There are a couple of jetties to berth up to stern to, but I am not sure if they are just for charter boats.  I wanted to anchor if I could.  I settled for 10 metres of water, which was deep, but there were rows of boats in front of me grabbing the shallower places.  I think it is ok here.  No plans as yet.  I am near enough to the shore to row, usually the wind direction will either help take me into or out of the shore, here it is across in both directions, which is unfortunate.