Thursday, August 28, 2014

Day Two, Prideaux Haven

We’d planned to move to another anchorage this morning, but liked this one so much we stayed, even though it means skipping the other. Last night’s clouds dissipated, and it was another sunny, warm (79) day. There’s more wind today, so we’re checking water depths and chain to make sure we don’t need to put out more anchor rode. So far, so good. We’re still not completely relaxed about anchoring in 55’ of water, though getting more comfortable.


We read books and did boat chores in the morning.


Afternoon called for another dinghy exploration. This area has lots of small coves connected to one another, and we hadn’t seen them all yet. Boats are anchored in almost every cove, usually stern-tied as there’s no room to swing.


We’re endlessly fascinated by the rock formations (both above and below water) and tide lines. Our hand-held depth sounder the kids gave Bob for Father’s Day is getting lots of use, as we’re often exploring very shallow, rocky waters in the dinghy.


People off the boats (and their many dogs) anchored in the area were all out playing this afternoon, on the rocks, in dinghys, kayaks or stand-up paddleboards.


Or swimming . . . or at least threatening to do so.


A handful of huge boats are in the anchorage, including this 100+ foot yacht with a hot tub on the cockpit. And it made us smile to see this tiny sailboat rafted up with a much larger pilothouse trawler.

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The pretty boat on the left is anchored less than 100’ from us and hails from San Francisco, with a professional crew of at least 4 we’ve spotted so far. The green tug nearby clearly used to be a working boat, but has been converted to recreational use.

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We decided not to go for another bucket of oysters today, so are grilling burgers instead. We’re having a ball.

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