The point of finding the islands was to find an anchorage. After so much time spent searching for islands that no longer existed it was getting late in the day and good sun light essential for eyeball navigation was quickly slipping away. We did spot one small island just a speck at some three miles away. It was make it or break it time and decided it would be our last ditch effort or we'd put back to sea and continue on sailing overnight. Several reefs blocked a direct approach creating considerable difficulty and adding a bit of stress, but eventually we got the anchor down behind this tiny island that is maybe three times the size of our boat. Needless to say it doesn't offer too much protection from the swell and no protection from the wind. But, it has one shrub and a considerable population of birds.
Never thought I'd say "I discovered missing islands"... in this sense, but I just did.
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