After motoring all Monday in a lollopy sea we
tried to find an anchorage behind a headland. In failing light and the
usual poor visibility we got too close, bumped on our anchor and bent it.
We were in 5 m when we started anchoring and a rock ledge took us by
surprise. We motored out again, as we had not found the calm water we
were looking for.
In pitch dark we motored into a loch, fjord or
harbour as they call them here. There may be a pier somewhere but
nothing is shown on the chart. We tried just inside the entrance but it
was too steep, so anchored half a mile further in.
This morning we saw a little bit more, but not
much. For the first four hours the mist was really rain and visibility
poor. If anyone says "what is the Newfndland coast like?" I would
have to say that we seldom see it. Close but invisible. The chart
plotter does all the navigation. What you do see is low hills, rocky and
all forested. You can easily believe seven million moose live