Luckily we weren’t too cranky from last night when we left about 9am. We were dragging our dinghy with its engine but as we neared the ocean it was not riding the swells well. Decided to stop and haul it up. That involved getting in the dinghy to attach the securing lines as well as the davit clips. Not the easiest thing in a rolling sea next to a rolling boat. But kept my weight low and my movements slow and deliberate so both I and the dinghy survived.
Passed some very nasty rocks and shoals on the way into Mahone Bay but the bay itself was very broad and lovely. About noon we arrived in Chester’s back harbour and dropped anchor just outside the mooring field. Ramble On rafted to us and we both dropped our dinghies and headed into Chester for lunch. Chester is deservedly well known for the quaintness of its village. There is a lot of money here to make it so. It is a popular yachting community and Chester Race Week attracts a lot of CDN and US race boats. The races begin next week and the boats begin to arrive today hence we are anchored out.
Upon returning from lunch we felt the boats were a wee bit into the channel so we raised the anchor and replanted it with both boats still rafted … it was like having twin screws !