Sunday, May 27, 2012

Log Entry: 5/27/2012 4:42 PM UTC

Position of S/V Learning Curve

Local time is: 5/27/2012 @ 9:42 AM PDT

LAT: 4845.73'N
LON: 12254.92'W

It was really blowing last night. NWS issued a small craft advisory for 9pm, and boy were they correct. Winds were predicted out of the SW, so we anchored in Shallow Bay on the south side, upwind from the rest of the boats. This turned out to be a good plan as other boats were dragging anchor in the high winds. With us being up wind, there was little danger of another boat dragging onto us. We had set the anchor pretty well with plenty of scope, so we had no problems holding.

But it was bumpy, and noisy. A number of boaters were desperately trying to alert (with horns and spotlights) a 40 foot pleasure trawler that was dragging through the anchorage. My guess is there was no one onboard (perhaps at a campsite ashore) or they were passed out from holiday drinking. In any case, the trawler ended up on the rocks. It appears to be ok, and will likely float off on the next high tide.


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Saturday, May 26, 2012

What is this boating of which you speak?

Dog on deck.
Which also means LC is away the dock!

Aiming for Sucia this afternoon.