|Our friends boat "Jawbone" anchored next to us. Notice the trees in the background.|
|Here comes the squall/cold front|
|squall passing over us|
Reminded me of a good ol' Arizona monsoon. I guess what makes it so anxiety provoking is that during high winds cruisers are counting on their anchors to hold their boat (which for many of us, is our house & everything we own) in place. Most anchors weigh 30-60 pounds depending on the size of the boat. These pieces of metal hold 20-30,000 pound vessels steady while facing into the wind. If set correctly that is. Even if set correctly, they do give way sometimes & that's when you drag. Dragging is BAD. A boat that's dragging can hit other boats, hit concrete walls that line the anchorage, hit rocks, reefs, etc. Whenever we have winds over 30mph Scott & I do not rest well. We worry about our anchor (not nearly as much since we bought our huge 60 pounder) & other people dragging into us. Yesterday was so much less stressful because the bad weather was all during daylight. It's absolutely terrifying to deal with a dragging boat in the dark. We saw a couple boats drag yesterday here in the anchorage & one went aground but everything turned out fine & was far less anxiety filled than in the dark .
The wind is supposed to be 20-30mph for the next week! So, Im sure we'll see some more anchorage drama as the days go by. Hope we're not ever the main attraction.
|Poor Jib. Bad weather means no beach time. :(|
Love & Miss everybody!!! XXXOOO