Originally Posted by downunder
Scawfell Is ??
Way the weather
is you should still be out.
No. The bay out the front of the old club croc resort at long Island
. Was only stopping for a sundowner, but they've removed all the pennants from the moorings. Thought I'd be smart and anchor
between them and the shore. Not smart as it turned out and lesson learned.
But I have anchored on the western side of Refuge Bay with the reef wall about 10 feet from the back of the boat.
I got the Reefmagnet tag going back to the very first time I ever anchored out overnight. Totally miscalculated time for a 25 footer and sailing skill and tide and reached Homestead Bay, St Bees Island about 23:00 on a dark moonless night. Had no depth sounder
at that time so anchored using an old laptop
running ancient cmap charts
. Well the wind
turned to the south east overnight and by morning I had a 3 foot swell pounding us in about 10 foot of water
with rock underneath and anchor firmly jammed in same. Managed to get out of that unscathed and only got better from there, except for yesterday and that time I bounced the towed dinghy
off the southern cardinal mark of Low Rocks. :-(
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