This was a properly off-piste rock wot I found. It’d be crap in any sort of northerly, but was very pleasant in the south westerly I had. Sheltered yet with open views. When I first arrived, with my normal paranoia, I thought there might be a good reason why nobody else was there, as Zoph was almost immediately hit by a small tsunami of a wash. God knows where it came from as I could see absolutely nothing moving out there. This only happened once however and the rest of the time my island was idyllically quiet.
With a name like ‘Vasteron’ (ed. note: actually proper spelling is “Västerön”, meaning the “westerly island“) I did half expect to be probed by a race of evil aliens who had taken up residence with a view to eventual world domination, but there was no sign of them. I was approached by a dinghy from one of the 2 German yachts anchored out in the bay. At first I thought they were going to warn me against the alien threat, but actually they had come to congratulate me on the extraordinary expertise with which I had anchored and leapt onto my rock. A good sunbathing, swimming and barbequing spot, but the rocky island is full of spiky bushes and riven with small ravines, making going for a walk awkward. A recommended off-piste rock in the right conditions though.
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