So we decided to move around the corner and head north:
The prevailing wind is south easterly here so we had an entertaining sail, short-tacking eastwards out of the Segond Channel and past the wreck of the Coolidge, and then turned northwards to tuck inside Aesi island, out of the swell, and up towards Oyster Island.
Our electronic charts are not hugely accurate here (according to our Navionics chart, we are currently anchored firmly on shore!) so we downloaded some very detailed Google Earth images to use on the iPad.
|The route into Oyster Island - we had detailed waypoints from the cruising guide that we bought this year|
|The really scary bit - we had just 40cm under our keel as we went through the pass and it looked even shallower from the deck!|
|Chafe is your enemy! - damage to the blue UV protection strip at the leech-line block|
|Unlike Sel Citron's sails, Maunie's will fit in the sewing machine so a leather-lined patch was added.|
|Dianne's sadly unsuccessful audition to join the Bamboo Band|
|Graham doing the Tarzan thing from a huge Banyan tree|