A couple of windy days
30 March 2009 | manjack
wind soft from the north!
Never a dull moment!
With the wind swinging to the south, we decided to relocate to the other side of the bay in order to avoid the 3' swells that made the boat rock and roll.
We spent a couple of days hiding behind Crab Cay, and enjoyed a wet dinghy ride into shore!
Crab Cay is uninhabited (in terms of humans) but has a resident wild boar population which we can see scavenging on the beach. Given my inability to catch a lobster, I have decided to forgo the pleasure of hunting wild boar with my sling spear!
The wind and rain arrived from the north this morning so we decided to return to Manjack Cay (c/w internet) and relax for the last 4-5 days of our winter holiday.
It was when we started to lift the anchor that the machine used to raise the 50lbs anchor and 200lbs of chain (the windlass) decided to stop working.
Heavy chain and an anchor encased in mud is hard work lifting while Louise had her first chance at the helm.
Things got sorted out (finally) and we're relaxed in the sunshine!
I read in the Ottawa Citizen that spring has arrived in Ottawa with most of the snow now gone.
Enjoy the maple syrup.... it's supposed to be a good year!