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105 Rocks – Glosan – natural harbour

Glosan

This was a genuinely off-piste rock on which I spent a very pleasant and quiet night, but not one that I’d recommend terribly much. I came round here after the debacle with trying to moor and running aground in Boskar (No.88). With the wind forecast to go north westerly I explored all round the little bay and tried to get ashore in a number of places. Everywhere there were underwater rocks less than a metre deep. But I was getting pissed off with not being able to get ashore in this archipelago about which everyone says you can just go ashore anywhere and which is supposed to be so bloody easy.

So eventually I found probably the only suitable rock, in the western corner. But it was shallow and I could only get ashore by hopping from rock to rock and engineering a sophisticated bridge using Max the Plank. It was a very pleasant evening and I had the whole wee island to myself, but you’d want quite a shallow draft, no strong wind from the south and a degree of bloody mindedness to make this rock work. There’s probably plenty of suitable places on the surrounding islands, but there are holiday homes on the shores of some of them and you aren’t supposed to park in people’s front gardens.

Boat, barbeque, Boddington’s beer, what more could you ask for?

Boat, barbeque, Boddington’s beer, what more could you ask for?

Seeing the boat for the forest

Seeing the boat for the forest

I was struggling for a way ashore here

I was struggling for a way ashore here

Glosan 4

Now this is a real rock place

Geologists, could this be a natural hole?

Geologists, could this be a natural hole?

Locate Glosan on the map and find more adjacent harbours and marinas here.


Disclaimer. While Martin Edge and Sail in Finland have taken every precaution to ensure that the information in this post is correct, it is not a replacement for proper charts. Safe navigation is the responsibility of the skipper and Sail in Finland assumes no responsibility for accidents occurring while entering or leaving the harbour.