Sunday, January 13, 2013

How Low Can You Go?

We have been having extreme tides the past few days. At high tide we can walk right off the boat onto the docks, without using the ladders. Many boats seem to be having problems with the low tide and have run aground. We saw one on the charter boats aground in the channel leading into Hope Town today. Then in Man-O-War we saw this charter boat. Of course it does make a big difference that they are on the wrong side of the channel marker!

This mooring is apparently not made for a deep draft sailboat. It was right next to us, but luckily New Horizon was still floating.

Even the smallest boats run aground, including our kayak. We don't need much water to float in, but ankle deep just doesn't do it. Dave had to get out and pull the kayak (and me!) across this shallow sandbar.

Notice the starfish at his feet. If you have to run aground, this is the place to do it!

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