To see as much of the world as we can,
Using the smallest carbon footprint we can,
Spending the least amount of money we can,
Making as many friends we can.

Team Red Cruising

Charleston Time

We're not going anywhere until February.

Time for sight-seeing and general post-passage relaxation.

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Time for home handicrafts.

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This is the Bruce "Claw" anchor that broke loose at sea.

This is not how it was secured then. This is new.

I've got three points of contact to make sure it stays down.

There's a fourth hook that's used just to keep control of the damn thing when pulling it up. It's heavy, and CA likes to have a snap hook that will capture the anchor while we get it secured.

Clearly, it's backwards. We don't use it often. When we need it, we'll have to flip it over, shackle on the chain, and then deploy it.

Previously, we only had to shackle on the chain prior to deployment. Flipping it over is relatively minor compared to pulling the chain up and screwing down the shackle.

Here's our view.

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Yes. That's a cargo ship crane system. And a cargo ship. It can be noisy. I think this one is almost loaded and ready to go. I'm dying to watch it get under way.

Here's a tanker passing the marina. Yes. the tanker in the background dwarfs the marina.

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