Fishing Bay, Deltaville

37:32.39N 76:20.10W

 

Sunday 6th November 2011

 

Distance run: 26 nmiles

 

As it would only be a short trip down to Deltaville, we were not up with the lark today, but had a cup of tea in bed before rousing ourselves and making ready for sea.  We lifted the anchor just before 1100 and motored out of the creek into a calm bay with light winds blowing from the north.  We hoisted sail but needed the help of the engine to make a reasonable speed.  Although the day had started out grey, it soon brightened up and we had a lovely motorsail into Fishing Bay on the south side of Deltaville.  This turned out to be a good choice with a well-protected bay.  The pilot book says that holding is poor here, but as only light winds are forecast overnight and the anchor bit hard first time, we are quite happy.

 

Having arrived mid-afternoon, we debated whether to take a trip ashore, but decided that overall we just couldn’t be bothered!  So instead we enjoyed a peaceful few hours sitting in the sunny cockpit reading, taking in the lovely surroundings and enjoying a beautiful sunset.

 

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Sunset over Fishing Bay, Deltaville