It seems like this is becoming an annual topic for me: boating mishaps on the Kenai Peninsula.
Embrarassing? Yeah, that too.
The following mishaps were 100% tide related.
I’m human and I admit I make mistakes. Rarely, do I make them twice. For the people up the creek from us, it’s not a matter if a boat will swamp on their dock, it’s when. You would think they would either adjust their dock so it floats as high as the highest tide, or tie their boat with enough slack in the rope to so it will stay afloat. The solutions seem pretty simple. But, then again, maybe a swamped boat isn’t a problem for them. After all, that’s what a bilge pump is for….
Jane and I were in Seward this summer and saw this just outside the boat harbor. The tide had ebbed enough that the keel of the sailboat found the bottom of Resurrection Bay.
Six hours later, when the tide came back in, the problem was solved.
Not exactly sure how this boat ended up in this spot on Beaver Creek. The owner either tied it off to a tree during the high tide and let it be, or the boat broke loose from a dock and as the tide dropped it came to rest on a grassy bank. I guess there could be a third explanation. Maybe they wanted to “get their spot” for the upcoming duck hunting season. Bazinga.
See you next week.