It was quite windy and choppy but only a short hop so it wasn’t too bad. We debated stopping at the bottom of the island as it had an internet tower, but we had ready the anchorage on the top of the island is very sheltered and also very beautiful, and that won the toss. We motored into the bay and it was very full of charter yachts but two were leaving and we nosed our way quite close into shore and one of the guys in the wooden dinghies came razzing up to us and said it would be fine for us to grab one of the moorings, which we did, at a cost of $100 EC for 2 nights.
We took the duck in and had a swim, a sunbathe and another swim. We walked from one end of the beach to the other (sounds good but in reality was not so far). We checked out the few bars and restaurants and decided we would eat on the boat today. We find that as nice as it is to eat out, 9 times out of 10 the meals we have on the boat are far more enjoyable.
We had a sleep after lunch and then got invited to a nearby charter yacht for sundowners. One was an Australian, one was from Denmark, one from Bermuda and the others were Americans, all living in Hong Kong, and loving it. They are all sailors, some divers and they chartered the Cat for 10 days, and were all impressed with how it handles and the room.
They had had a bet that we hadn’t brought the boat from NZ, Peter the Aussie thought we had and the others thought we must have hired it locally. We had a great night with lots of laughs. They invited us for dinner but we already had some Mahi-Mahi thawed out that we wanted to cook.
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