We tried to get into Hrafnfjordur, with the
terminal morraine for the Drangajokull glacier just above.
At the entrance, where the chart stops showing depths (it says "unsurveyed") we gave
The weather gods had decided not to let us in: 25
knots of wind, rocks not charted and no sheltered anchorage in a west
We beat back to the fjord next to last
night's and re-anchored.
Adam is asleep again at 6.40pm, but perhaps we
ought to have one proper meal today, lunch was only bread and
Last night we put out our American aluminium
anchor, which clearly says on it "The best anchor in the World".
Yet again it did not hold properly and with the
engine in reverse we slid slowly back.
Rather than lift it, clear the weed off and try
again we shackled the old 35lb CQR on to the chain and
let out more rope.
Tonight we are using weight, the 35lb anchor,
rather than new design, the 10lb aluminium one.
It does give exercise in the morning, lifting a
35lb anchor plus 20m of chain.
Here is last night's waterfall.
We need a bit more sun for tonight's snowfields, or
the jagged peak right above, to look their best.