After waiting out rough weather in Killarney for four nights, we ‘escaped’ early on Friday morning to beat the next round of strong winds.
We headed for Baie Fine, a fjord-like inlet mentioned in all the water guides. We entered the narrow and circuitous entrance and sailed two miles into the bay. The scenery was beautiful with green water, high rocky sides with trees clinging precariously. I was on bear watch duties.
Baie Fine is nine miles long and with only one entrance, we decided not to sail to the end. To sail to the end and back would add another two and a half hours to our trip with conditions supposedly worsening. The key word is ‘supposedly’ – the high wind forecast did not eventuate that day. Nor the thunderstorm.
We sailed to a marina for safety, but unfortunately it did not meet our expectations. After sussing out the marinas in Little Current, we moved this morning for better access to facilities.
We are hunkered down for the big blow, which still has not occurred. It has been very warm and humid today, with hardly any wind. No clouds anywhere. Locals assure us winds in excess of 25 knots will hit this area tomorrow.
So Mark has put the time to good use – more varnishing and brightwork. I did the laundry and finished my book, as well as a touch of socialising.
We want the big blow to happen and get it over and done with! So much to see, so much to do, so little time! This waiting is tiring as well as character-building!
Such is Life!