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Will Your Anchor Hold?

2 Comments 28 November 2010

What do you see in this pic?  Of course you see Fidalgo Bay and the Texaco Oil Refinery on March Point.  I took the picture yesterday (11/27/2010) from the parking lot of the Anacortes Marina.  Tuesday night, (11/23/2010), there was a pretty stiff blow from the NNE.  Lots of cold air rushing down from the Fraser River valley and coming right over the top of Cap Sante and Guemes Island. The area between Cap Sante and Anacortes Marina is a popular anchorage and it is common to see several boats anchored out either overnight or for a few days. Unfortunately, a nice two-masted sailboat came loose and lodged against the northern breakwater of Anacortes Marina adjacent to “A” dock.  She was not up to the pounding from the wind and waves. I talked to diver Jim, who brought up a couple of hatches and checked out the salvage options…..probably a crane. No one was aboard, heavy fiberglass construction, something like a 36 to 40 footer. A sad Thanksiving ending for some sailors and a caution to all mariners.

(All pics are thumbnails; CLICK on them for the ‘big picture’…some enlarge a 2nd time depending on your settings and monitor capabilities.)

Somehow, it reminds me of that old hymn……..

Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,

When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?

When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain,

Will your anchor drift or firm remain?



Gerry - who has written 111 posts on MVVELKOMMEN.

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  1. Tim says:

    Nice photos and a great hymn cite.

    We were in Anacortes on Thanksgiving day and the following day. It really blew T-day evening around midnight.

    Thanks also for another reading suggestion. Your suggestions so far have been 100% spot on.

  2. Gerry says:

    Thanks, Tim.
    I hope you are enjoying not doing the 9 to 5 everyday. I’ve got lots of F-60 ridin’ to catch up on; you are way ahead of me. Let’s get together, soon.

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