It is a 24 mile passage from Lastovo Island to the northern end of Mljet Island and we decide this is enough distance for one day. We sail and motor as usual – motoring more than we want to. This part of Mljet Island is a national park and rightly so, as it is very well preserved. We stop for a look at the northern end and drop the anchor for a couple of hours. However we have become very picky about where we anchor and feel it is too small and a bit exposed. We motor the 5 miles around to the fully enclosed harbour of Polace where we spend a well protected night in calm water in the company of around 8 other charter yachts also anchored.
The season has truly changed and for the past week our experience has been that almost every night the wind comes up and it is a guessing game from what direction. So it is with our night in Polace as we hear the wind howling overhead. The end result is that we are not sleeping that well and both of us are up several times checking the boat during the night, mostly making sure we are still in the same place! So far we have not dragged the anchor touch wood.