Last night, we were swinging at anchor. We were down below, fixing dinner - or maybe ice cream :-) it was dark.
We hear a huge racket outside.....Not huge alarming, but huge, what in the world is that?
San Diego isn't the quietest place, as we are snuggled beside the airport next to a coast guard base, across from a Navy base. Both the Coastguard and Navy love their helicopters...... It's almost constant - sounds like there is some secret mission about training large hornets. At least I can assure you, they are excellent at hovering if practice means anything.
Back to the story - a racket outside, Greg guests something with the Navy while I poke my head out....
Would you believe, just outside the cruiser anchorage is a container ship dropping anchor. Still moving forward, releases his pile of anchor and chain, then I guess sets it as the anchor stops him and his stern swings around.
The things you see at sea :-)