Next day, as the winds picked up and after much debate/looking at how far below the anchor marker we had become (compared to how much chain he had out) we knew something was askew. The third boat separated from the raft to find another spot, while we prepared to figure out what was what. As he motored ahead while shortening his rode with the windlass, I could see the anchor about to break the surface while has counter still showed 53' deployed(!), AND his marker buoy was still sitting directly atop of where he originally set his anchor. Crazy. After re-setting and watching carefully we could again relax, knowing that we were firmly set.
Saturna Island has a permanent population of approx. 350, but the annual Lamb Roast has been going on for about 60 years and raises money to support all kinds of services on the island. We got our tickets early, but saw people w/tickets up in the 900s, and heard the announcing into the 1000s for meal service. That's a LOT of lamb! They do a fantastic job both at organizing the meals, and the day's activities.
While we were at the Lamb Fest, our friends that had just took ownership of a Bayliner 4288, came in and rafted to the other side of Persistence and joined us up at the Park. After the day wrapped up, we all made our way back down to the boats. After being aboard for awhile, having gotten the grand tour of Solveig (new boat), we were all sitting on their back deck and again started to get that same uncomfortable feeling as the day before. Dragging. Again! So with winds supposed to be picking up even more that night and they're plans to head on further while we'd be returning to the mainland the next day, we all opted to break up the party early; they headed towards Port Browning, while we headed up to Horton Bay, for a well protected evenings anchor before heading home the next morning in an uneventful crossing.