Baia Delfinos and Santo Antonio

A fine day today with light and variable winds.

We set off just after 09:00 bound for Santo Antonio with a lunchtime stop at Baia Delfinos about two miles away

Baia Delfinos anchorage


After lunch we weighed anchor at 13:00 and motored back to Santo Antonio


And that is it until later in the year. Kiriwina will be laid up and we will see how good Durabrax antifouling is.

Magalhaes Day 2

Our neighbours in the motor launch took off early to search for their dinghy. They returned an hour later still dinghy-less.

An expensive weekend for them. They also lost part or their weather canopy while searching last night.

The anchorage at Magalhaes.
The day was overcast with south winds easing. We took a trip across the bay to explore a small creek which required landing in light surf and manhandling the dinghy over a bar. Thereafter we poled inland through temperate jungle.

Later that evening there was a barbeque aboard the steel Brazilian boat


Final trip for this summer. We went to Magalhes with a group of boats. The forecast was fine at first with strong southerly winds and rain developing later. It was a short motor sail (mostly motor) with a huge difference in speed due to the hull being perfectly clean.

Magalhaes is a very pretty spot with plenty of water, good holding and excellent shelter from winds E through to SW.

It can be crowded but was quiet when we arrived.

Zeejutter, a 1925 dutch built converted lifeboat now under Brazilian flag and in the capable hands of Marco.

As forecast the rain came through late in the afternoon.

Very heavy rain with strong winds.

The rain had mostly passed by sunset but around 20:00 an adjacent motor boat called for help having failed to secure their dinghy.

We went aboard and motored downwind and along the shore. No sign of the dinghy.