Dorothy's sketch showing the route of the charter boats into Baie de Ugo (Oro)
We said hello to Bruce on Seagoing who was happy for us to pass close to their bow and chain.
Then we dropped the SPADE anchor on a nice patch of sand in 3.4M of water. The barrier reef is ahead.
Looking south towards the Meridein resort with our old friends "the mushrooms" at left.
George & Penelope take the kayak to expore the reefs around ADAGIO.
The point of this pic was just to catch George & Penelope and the rising moon over the reef.
Finding a safe path into the inner anchorage -- safe at high tide for ADAGIO. We should have about 1.5 ft to spare :-)
Penelope and George had front row seats for watching waves crashing on the reef as we departed Oro Bay.
The beautiful, pristine shoreline of the Isle of Pines -- coral blocks, white sand beaches and pencil pine forest is very special.
Navigation chart of Oro Bay shows ADAGIO having departed her anchorage and cleared the reef.
We anchored behind the reef at Oro Bay, near the pass between the two small islands.
The pencil pines (Araucaria columnaris) grow best on the tops of blocks of dead coral, on the windward sides of islands.
The old coral has been undercut by waves, and the trees hang on.
You can see the young pencil pines growing in the harshest conditions.
Penelope and George returned in style from a paddle around the reefs.
Penelope and George paddled out to the old coral mushroom island.
Waves like these are best viewed from a distance as they break on the reef.