SY "Kamu II" anchoring off, at 7 m depth, on sand. Good holding, protected anchorage.
Dropping anchor and logging the uneventfully sailed distance of 80 nm in 34 hours, motoring most of the time or beating into very light winds, between the pleasant coastal town of Sur, famous for its centuries-old ship-building tradition of sambuks, ghanjahs and dhows, and Bander Khayran, a semi-enclosed bay in a remote area of tidal creeks and sheltered bays, fringed in places by mangroves, with a hot desert climate with very little rainfall and high temperatures, located on the western coast of Oman and surrounded by steep rocky hills and cliffs (built mainly of Permian limestones and shales).
“We should not moor a ship with one anchor, or our life with one hope.”
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