We had a very challenging day today in Bequia - the rode on our mooring broke while we were off the boat, and we returned from our shopping trip to find the boat in a different place than we had left it. Some kind soul had captured her drifting in the harbor, and tied her to a different mooring. What a surprise!
Bequia is a notoriously challenging place to anchor. You can get the anchor down, but then drag dozens or even hundreds of feet. Some places the sea bottom looks like a farmer's field, with long furrows everywhere. Because of this, we chose to use a mooring this trip. Didn't work out so well.
After the bad mooring experience, we decided we would trust our own anchor. We had to try a couple of
different locations to anchor before we could get hooked. The first try, we just contributed to the furrow collection. The second try, we were finally successful. A looong way from town, but still attached firmly to the bottom.