March 2, 2014.
Last week when we were leaving the Hog Cay anchorage our friends Klaus & Karen were undertaking a yearly ritual. Every season Klaus will pull the Lucky Touch up onto the beach to clean the water line and a good bit of the bottom.
It freaks me out a bit because Lucky Touch is a 43 foot monohull. Shes got a centerboard and a draft of 4 foot 3 inches. He waits until an hour and a half before low tide on a calm day and just drives her up onto the beach.
While we were in Johnson Cay the Lost Marbles decided to do the same thing. Gate (Gathern) dropped a stern hook as he drove his catamaran up onto the beach. Once firmly beached he dropped his bow anchor and walked it up the beach.