View from the front porch


Dear Escapes, meet Beryl. We cut short our run today, rather than run head first into her. First mate and chief navigation officer found us a cul-de-sac of 10′ water right after the Addison bridge.

Oops! This is the track of our anchor dragging episode. One second we were discussing how clever we were and the next second we were going backwards so fast I couldn’t believe it! I didn’t even have time to see if the bearings had changed. One look and we knew. The squall line moved in incredibly fast with lashing rain and serious winds. We fired-up the Volvos and barely made it off the shoal. It was a near thing. Now our anchor has been dragged into shoal water and we are virtually surrounded by shallows. After the worst of the squall past, bit by bit we edged into the shoal water and retrieved the anchor. Once we were re-anchored we looked up and saw that we’re right next to the Kennedy Space Ctr Causeway.

I’m afraid it’s an anchor watch for Escape Velocity tonight


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2 Responses to View from the front porch

  1. Looks like your blog is up, I didn’t see anything wrong with it so far. Update wordpress and the modules when you get a chance.

    Glad to hear you’re both off! Yay!

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