Last stop: Holmes Reef West

We had spent the previous three weeks anchored in front of various islets, always with a strip of land however small to hide behind. This time we were sheltered behind a reef wall with only tiny little sand cays that disappear at high tide and tend to shift with the seasons, so are not even…

Chilcott Islet Aerial

Rock & Rolly Chilcott Islet

The wind was still blowing at 15-18 knots when we reached Chilcott Islet, part of the Coringa Group. We selected Chilcott as the more protected anchorage of the two islets in the group, but it was not a comfortable spot, particularly on the first night. However we resisted the temptation to move on straight away…