Full speed ahead (actually 8.2 kts)! We are heading to Mobile. It will take us ~ 4 days. Most of it will be without internet or phone.
Along the Way
On the Hook
Bashi Creek is quite narrow with trees with log encroaching into the water. It was a challenge getting the primary anchor to set. In tight places like this you also have to set a stern anchor to prevent swinging into shore or other boats. We couldn’t get the stern anchor to hold either. Eventually we tied to a tree. What made it even more interesting is the breeze blowing up the creek is much stronger than the current flowing down the creek.
Tales from the Loop
Sailboat BALUGA goes over Lock 16 in Muscatine IA on Monday 15 Oct 2018. The below scoop is from a Looper who knows him….
We are very hard pressed if we have to anchor above a dam.
Brain Clutter: In the days of Columbus, the tonnage of a ship was not a matter of weight but of the number of wine casks (tuns), measured one meter by a meter and a half, that a ship could carry. The flagship on his final journey was the 70-ton La Capitana.