A Crazy Dinghy Adventure
Today we moved from our former anchorage to this other one, and it actually has a town. The only problem preventing us from going ashore and getting groceries and exploring was the swell. It is big enough in this anchorage to prevent an easy landing, so we had to time our rush for the ramp by the swell. We made a total fiasco out of it. We completely mistimed the swell and got hurled towards some rocks. We did hit hem,. But they didn't cause any serious damage to the dinghy. Then we scrambled out, grabbed the dinghy, and tried to pull it ashore. Then we got scattered by another breaking wave, got back to the dinghy, and managed to get it up onto the concrete ramp. After that it was only a matter of carrying the dinghy up to a safe spot, and getting a taxi up into town. When we got back, we were faced with a bigger swell, cold water, and the sun going down. Luckily we had the help of several of the inhabitants willing to help us. Unlike us, they knew how to time the swell, and helped us get back to the boat safely. It was one of the few situations this trip that really got the adrenaline pumping in me, and I sincerely hope that next time we will be more careful and successful.
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