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19 July, 2011
Today started off bright and sunny again – but no wind. Looking at the chart, a little anchorage called Malagash Cove looked very attractive. Only 13 miles away, it would be a pleasant day sail.
We went around the back of Harbour I, which gave us a bit of nice pilotage. Trevor uses GPS for this, but I try to keep my old skills up, working out which island is which and piloting by the chart.
Unfortunately, the echo sounder, which is of such help in thick conditions, is working rather erratcially at the moment. Trevor reckons there may be some barnacles on it. However, although it was occasionally misty, the visibility was generally OK.
The wind eventually picked up enough for us to sail – espeically as we weren’t in a hurry. . We sailed through the narrow entrance into Malagash Cove, tacking in to anchor.
Some people standing on the balcony of their house, waved to us as we sailed in. Another pretty anchorage, with houses dotted around the shoreline.