Sailing to Anagada
22 March 2007 | Anagada
It was fun to have a full boat again. We rousted the crew late this morning and grabbed breakfast at Leverick Bay. It took us until about 2PM to get ready to set sail.
We motor sailed out of the channel on the North side of North Sound and then sailed for Anagada, 14 miles to the north. It was a little overcast but we had 12 to 17 knots of wind on the beam. I left a reef in to keep things civilized but we still did 9 knots. We reached the outside marker that takes you into the Anagada anchorage at about 3:30 just as a squall was getting ready to hit.
We furled the jib and dropped the main right as the wind gusted up to 20 something and the rain began to come down.
Anagada is surrounded on every side, except some of the west, with shoal reefs. It is not a place to sail frivolously. I wasn't too excited about entering the anchorage with the rain coming down late in the day. Hideko and I had been here several times before so we decided that as long as we could make the buoys we would proceed.
We got into the anchorage without a problem and anchored between the government dock and Potter's By the Sea. The moorings were pretty well taken up. March and April are high season for the charter boat companies.
It was a little choppy in the anchorage but nice to be facing the mess on anchor rather than tied up a stern to it on a dock!
We made reservations at Potters (our favorite place here) and went ashore. Everyone enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and we all had the obligatory Anagada Lobster. A great first day out with the parents.