Second time’s the charm
Well, we made it to Calvigny Harbor. Unlike the first time we considered it, the sea conditions outside the channel were about as calm as they get around here, with waves only in the 1-3′ range. Considering how amazingly accurate they have been, we were a little surprised to see that our Garmin charts showed the deep water in the channel to be a bit east of where we think it actually lies. We still saw no less than 10′ at the entrance but after passing through it, with a better sun angle, we could see how there was more water to the west of where we entered. Oh well, nothing is perfect.
The bay is, as we expected, amazingly protected. There are a few boats anchored here already but I suspect they are primarily owned by some of the landowners around here. Like Port Egmont, the neighboring bay to the east, Calvigny Harbor is surrounded by beautiful and expensive houses. You’d think that would make the following incident less likely, but I guess not.
Perhaps an hour or so after we set our anchor, Danny, the owner of a nearby trimaran, rowed over to us to let us know that, while he was ashore having dinner the other evening, someone boarded his boat and stole his iPod and charger. He told us that the device not only contained all of his music but also his photographs of his family. As such, he was obviously none too happy. He suggested that if we plan on going to shore in the evening we should hide our valuables. We are very appreciative that Danny took the time to come and inform us of this incident. Just another example of cruisers looking out for one another.
This type of petty theft is very short sighted and selfish. The people the thieves hurt the most are their friends, neighbors and family members, the ones who own the restaurants and shops near to the area where they commit their crimes. When word spreads of the incident, which it always does, some people will refrain from visiting. It is very bad for tourism!
Are we going to leave this idyllic bay because of this though? Of course not, nor will we suggest that our friends skip this spot either. The anchorage is beautiful and protected and as a bonus, we’re enjoying nice fast free internet. Obviously, just as in many other places, we need to keep our stuff secured. Such is life.
Sitting on our “balcony” for the short motor over to Calvigny from Hog Island.
This bay is another true hurricane hole. It is amazingly protected.