Monday, October 12, 2009

Oct. 10th

We decided to leave here today as the winds are picking up to 25 + knots from the SE. After a bit of a rolly night we thought time to go. We popped the jib and had a nice easy sail with the wind on our starboard quarter. The plan was to go into Cid Harbor for the  predicted winds. As we got closer to Hook passage we decided we were enjoying the sail so much we would continue on around the top of hook and see if we could grab a spot for a snorkel. The seas are about 1.7 to 2 metres and the winds  blowing 20 knots. Enjoyed the sail so much!! As we came around the top of the island it was very busy with boats on all the moorings, so we kept going around the top into the Hook/ Hayman passage, and thought let's see if there is a mooring free at Black Island. we have been trying to get there since we've been here. What do you know there was a free mooring, and another boat racing us for it! We won.... It was the one rated for a smaller boat, but we decide it is only while we have a snorkel. Just before we were to put the tender in one of the other boats moved on , so we moved to that mooring. What a beautiful snorkel, I think one of our favorites. We have been trying to get here since we met Ken & Millie off of Rhainnon at Bait reef. We were having a sundowner aboard their boat they told us it is their favorite place to snorkel. We agree it was one of ours as well. We saw not 1 but 2 turtles there snorkeling with us. Of course I didn't bring my camera. Once again another 1 1/2 hours in the water, and another yummy salad for lunch. we then moved on to Stonehaven for the night. It was blowing 25 to 30 knots must of the night and I was glad we were on a mooring. Wow did it blow with the bullets in there it was quite strong!

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