and back to ... Nargana ...
So, we headed back through the Eden Pass, down the Mayflower
Channel, and towards the east. It was really nice for most of
the morning and afternoon, as we were, for the first time in
ages, able to turn the motor off and sail. It was really cool
to sail a tight course through the islands and reefs and still
make a good 4-5 knots all day long, covering the 25 miles or
so in about 6 hours. At one point some dolphins came over to
the boat and playfully swam up at the bow for a few minutes.
But, by the time we got back near Nargana,
it had started to rain and visibility was becoming limited,
so we put the sails away and motored.
In the end, even though we had wanted to go to someplace
new, like Isla Tigre, only 5 miles past Nargana, because the
weather was so inclement, we decided to just return to
Nargana, a place we knew and had good GPS tracks to.
As we pulled into the anchorage at Nargana, who should we
see but BLUE SKY at anchor there. The rains let up a little
at about 5:00 pm, and Breeze and Debbie came over for a beer
and a short chat, but then the rains came on heavy, preventing them from
leaving RHAPSODY until about 9:00 p.m., at which
time, in spite of the rain, getting soaked in the process, they
finally had to dinghy the 100 yards or so back to their boat.
We spent just the one night in Nargana. It was ironic that
it had taken us 5 days and nights to get our Visas renewed,
just to return here.
The next morning, Thursday, November 26th, we were really anxious
to be on our way, so we left BLUE SKY and Nargana and headed east.