That night the wind turns to NE, but it remains as powerful as during the day. When we leave the harbour that morning the wind is already 20 – 25 knots. The weather prognosis for today and tomorrow is rather bad. We go looking for a safe haven to anchor and wait for better weather. Fortunately we know just the right place: Luka Polace on the island of Mljet.

After some time, the wind decreases to 15 knots, and we hoist our sails. Course is 140 degrees and speed is 5 to 6 knots. The sea is rather choppy, especially when approaching Mljet. Sailing along the northern shores of Mljet we quickly find the first entrance to Luka Polace. It always surprises me how quiet the waters become as soon as you enter the bay. And Luka Polace is a well hidden place. A true pirates’ nest.