Half way to Zadar is a island called Pasman. Not much
happens on this island but is does have a few anchorages that are nice and good
for swimming. On this trip we did get to sail for 1.5 hours so not so bad
as things go. On the way we did pass some new aquaculture farms that are not on
any of the charts. These are placed in protected areas that would make
good anchorages so it is always something to keep in mind. None of these
have any light at night so again navigating around these islands at night is
very dangerous. In fact it is not allowed by regulation is most areas.
This anchorage is run by the city of Zadar and they have
installed a nice array of mooring buoys in good condition and well
spaced. The shoreline is just a few holiday houses and one restaurant off
to the side. Well protected from the prevailing winds it was a nice
stop. However as we get further north and later in the summer the water
temperature is dropping. On the surface it is 19-20 C but a few degrees
colder just a meter down. Swimming off the stern of the boat is colder
than the bow since the swinging of the boat mixes up the colder water with the
Aquaculture farm new to the area. Right in the middle
of one of the passageways between the islands.
View out of the anchorage in the morning, looking southwest.
Anchorage in the morning. Fees for mooring here were
cheaper than any other location.