The next cove, Balvamida, was to our surprise empty and we could choose to drop our anchor in the most favourable
spot, if wind should decide to cheat the forecast. On top, innermost a little restaurant. The anchor well set in sand and we went down to prepare lunch. The wind had turned around whilst the dark clouds gained potency to come down on us. Before taking a siesta nap, we noticed the anchor dragging!!! We are always attentive to anchoring, but here was definitely something wrong. In all the years we have cruised, never ever have we experienced that the chain has wrapped itself around the anchor, coming up in a bundle. It took some time to sort the mess out and get the anchor set again. Probably the sand has been harder than normal and that the upper fluke of the CQR anchor has been standing up, trapping the chain when the wind turned.
Then came the rain. And what a rain. Being the only people there, we took off all our cloths and started to wash down the deck and superstructure. More rain during the evening made us cancel going ashore to be the only guests of the restaurant.
Reprinted from home.online.no/~pernoll/, with permission of Signe and Gaute on s/y PernollHoward [ Just Imagine ] 28-Jul-2008