Yesterday we left our mooring on the north
side of Aore and tried to go south – well unfortunately the wind was blowing
20 knots from the South which is where we were trying to go. The waves were
sharp and steep and we quickly found a new destination on the south side of Aore.
It is a awesome anchorage tucked into a reef behind an island. It was a bit
nerve-wracking to enter at 7:30 in the morning. We left really early because we
thought we had an all day sail. It turned out to be just around the other side
of the island. As we anchored – I heard something surface and blow out air. I
thought whales but then I remembered the Dugong (ie. a sea cow) that live around
here. There must have been three of them but they remained elusive. I finally
got a good look at one poking its head up in the water this morning. Check that
off the must see in
After we anchored, I decided to read Jonah
some more of Harry Potter. It was the last five chapters and I couldn’t stop
because we had to find out what happened. I read for two and half hours! We did
some school afterward but I was pooped as I had gotten up at 5 am.. Jonah and
Jordan went snorkeling and Mom took a nap. We lay around and had a lovely
This morning I saw a bunch of cows on the beach which makes me think that the beach might be covered in cow dung.
We will probably have to stay here for a couple of more days as the winds still are out of the SE.