Chesapeake Bay is rife with ospreys, which we love.
Unfortunately, if you anchor in one spot for a few days, they start to treat
you as part of the scenery. This bird liked to use our mast-mounted radar as a
perch. Love the birds, hate the droppings.
Being in the States, we’ve taken advantage by picking up a
few needed items. One is this new 77-pound Rocna anchor (shown here on the bow
sprit next to our older, smaller, rusty anchor). They’ve got a good reputation
for picking in and holding well (though we did see one boat in Trini drag their
Rocna), and the folks we know who have them swear by them. We don’t drag often,
probably because if the anchoring is iffy, we use what’s called a Texas rig,
one anchor chained in front of the other. It works great, but it’s hell to get
deployed and pulled back up. So, here’s to staying in one place with one