Friday, 12 September 2008

Awfull Scawfell

We carried on early the next morning to Scawfell Island to anchor and wait out an impending strong wind warning. After the safety of Curlew in a gale, Scawfell was a shock with powerful bullets (boating talk for very strong gusts of wind funnelling down steep hills) hitting us for 2 days. We lost an oar when the dinghy tied behind the boat started to fly before turning upside down. Luckily the anchor was tied on so we didn’t lose that.

Finally the wind eased and we were able to appreciate the clear tropical waters and gorgeous fringing reefs. The lush tropical rainforests made for some interesting walks. It’s a shame the temperature was so cold or we would have snorkeled.

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