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Our Journey on Scolamanzi II
Our Journey on Scolamanzi II

Hiding from the gale in Bettles Lagoon:

17th June 2016

We left Serpentine Cove at high tide the next morning in pouring rain. We headed straight for Bettles Lagoon. A spectacular spot facing Bettles Glacier (a hanging glacier). This is apparently the most beautiful and best protected anchorage in the Sound. By the time we got there is was raining and the rain got even heavier during the night – a pitty that we will not see Bettles Lagoon in all its glory!

Day 2 in Bettles Lagoon became a spring-cleaning day. While Johann made use of the free fresh water supply from heaven to clean the boat outside, I started a detailing job inside! We are expecting our last guests in 6 days’ time and the bad weather could not have come at a better time to get this massive job done and dusted! Tired and full of aches and pains we were ready to watch a movie before hitting the sack for an early night.

Removing the cap off the exhaust before starting the main engine

Removing the cap off the exhaust before starting the main engine

Leaving and arriving in rain

Leaving and arriving in rain

This anchorage is really quite remarkable. Just outside the gale force wind and 9 feet high waves were causing havoc while we hardly had a ripple on the surface of the lagoon! Johann surely did a great job finding this little hiding spot for us!

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