On the afternoon that the Pardeys sailed in, however, it was blowing hard out of the west, and the exposed anchorage was bouncy and tenuous. Scanning their charts, it was clear that there was a far better option just to the north, a fully enclosed inlet called North Cove. Like their previous boat, Seraffyn, which they'd eventually sold for US$40,000, Taleisin was engineless, so they weighed anchor and made the short sail to the sheltered cove. It looked good on the chart, but once they arrived, they were taken aback. It was blowing a gale outside, but in the protected bay, surrounded by steep, tree-lined hills, there was barely a ripple on the waters. In a word, it was perfect.