It blew like crazy last night. Probably the highest winds we have had yet here in Clifton on Union Island. Our anchor has held well through all the windy days but we had to wonder about the forces tugging on it last night. Tom opted to sleep in the salon/saloon just in case he need to get up quickly, but we did fine. However, when morning came with another round of squalls, things weren't so fine. Three boats ended up dragging anchor. One American boat near us got tangle up in the long bowsprit of an old schooner. The same schooner we were originally anchored in front of. It took a boat boy to get them off the schooner bowsprit and after 20 mins of struggling, they finally got re-anchored. Action was taken in time with the other boats so nothing serious happened. The old schooner's bowsprit is a beefy one and sustained no damage. The bimini frame on the American boat took the brunt of the encounter and ended up pretty mangled. The odd thing was that no one drug during the night when the winds were highest.....to our knowledge.
|Sweet Deal cleaning and cutting up the tuna|
|Steaks bagged for grilling later, stew pieces and sashimi lunch|