The tide


Last night I was reminded I need to keep an eye on the tide.  That’s the cabin in Skylark around 11 pm Tuesday night.  I pulled off to the side of the ICW about 50′ from a marker to anchor.  I was heading for an anchorage nearby but it was getting dark and I didn’t want to risk pulling into an unknown Creek to anchor in the dark.  I pulled over and had about 7′ of water under Skylark, plenty I though.  I didn’t realize the tide here is 5′.  4′ Skylark in 2′ of water and the cabin looks like that.  I just forgot.  No big deal except it’s pretty hard to sleep like that and I didn’t think to close the seacocks for the sink drain so the sink filled via the drain since that side of the boat was deep in the water.  By the time I got out of my bunk to investigate a noise that’s sounded like running water the sink was draining into the cabin and the locker below.  OK I’ll be more mindful next time.

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  1. I tried to post pictures, but I’m not smart enough. I thought I would not need an e mail address but again I thought wrong. Please send contact info. Hope your trip north continues to be pleasant.

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