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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Lady B

Not a whole lot going on down around the waterfront lately. We're back to our typical spring weather. Cold, windy and rainy. It looks like the lousy weather pattern isn't going to end anytime soon.

The Morro Bay is still moored to the east face of Straight Wharf while her crew works on the range light towers down at station Brant Point. She was taking a beating as the easterly wind was pushing her up against the pilings. She's all scraped up now even though several fenders were put out to protect her.

The little western rigged scalloper, Madi J, is also at Straight Wharf riding out the blow while her crew tends to mechanical trouble. My brother, Dan, told me that last night during the storm, her bow line parted and she ended up sideways in the slip. The crew was able to get the main engine running and straighten her out. Not an easy thing to accomplish during a gale of wind and only one screw to work with.

I spotted a nice lobster style boat laying against the Rope Walk restaurant today. She looks like a 32 BHM but I'm not sure. She's homeported in Harwichport, MA. Here are a few pictures of the Lady B-

Notice the station midship and the pot hauler. I would think that there should be a steering wheel there as well.

Here's a closer look at the station with the controls-

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Scenes From This Morning

Nice morning this morning. I was poking around the waterfront early and grabbed a few shots.

The Morro Bay-

Moorings waiting for the onslaught-

Two cranes-

Low tide!!-

Horseshoe Crabs mating and laying eggs in the sand down at the cricks-

Don't you hate when this happens when you are trying to haul your boat at the boat ramp? I think it's time for the Town to rebuild the new ramp so this won't happen to anyone else.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Morro Bay

A couple of alert readers of my blog advised me of a Coast Guard vessel which arrived here yesterday while I was over in America. I went down to the docks early this morning to have a look. She's the 140' Morro Bay, a Coast Guard ex-icebreaker.

Click here for information on the Morro Bay

Here are a few shots of the Morro Bay from this morning-