A short sail

Position:  27 24.11 S  153 13.88 E
At anchor, off St Helena Island
Wind: North nor’east  F3  gentle breeze
Weather: sunny, mild
Day’s run: 18 Nm
 
Today we had sufficient open water to be able to sail.  With a light head wind blowing I decided to wait at anchor until the tide had turned so as to avoid endless tacking back and forth in the same spot.  Thus it was that we sailed from anchor after lunch, all very civilised.  It has been a beautiful day for a sail, and it cheered me up enormously.  As the sun approached the western horizon Sylph was approaching St Helena Island.  It looked a good spot to spend the night so at five o’clock the anchor chain rattled over the bow roller and here we now lay for the night.
 
All is well.
 
A lovely day for a sail:
 
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With the dinghy out the back:
 
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And as the sun sets:
 
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We anchor for the night:
 
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