Mystic of Holyhead (successor to Lynn Rival)
Rachel and Paul Chandler
Sun 22 Mar 2020 22:15
In case anyone is feeling
sorry for us, this is the environment where we are doing our
quarantine. Desde came to see us this morning with another man,
Tiger, and they moved us to a mooring closer to the shore. The
harbour is quite choppy at times and here should be better
sheltered - though we do get wash from boats (and the occasional
ferry) as they come and go to the jetties. Even on a Sunday there
is quite a bit of activity, though nothing like in normal times.
Boatmen have been visiting wanting to sell us fish, lobster, mangoes, banana bread, or whatever is available locally. It seems we're not going to have to live off corned beef and ship's biscuits for the next two weeks. They are used to having lots of charter boats visiting and are missing the custom. Of course it all comes at a price and being unable to visit the ATM will put limits on our ability to prop up the local economy.
View to seaward, from East - the end of the runway! - round to South
Facing south east Clifton harbour is protected from the Atlantic by a series of reefs to the East, with islets called Green Island and Happy Island, and the slightly larger Palm Island, the whole area providing a mecca for kite surfers (two visible in pic). Two more distant Grenadines, Petit St Vincent and Petit Martinique, are more southerly, then tiny Pinese Island. Carriacou is just out of the picture to the right.
The landward view - Clifton town with its ferry dock, dinghy docks, the Anchorage Yacht Club and the airport