Finally Gone

The beached boat is finally gone after many unsuccessful attempts to free it from the oyster bar.



Months ago this boat, semi-derelict, was anchored up among the boats at the Bradenton Beach, Florida, anchorage. In a very violent storm it dragged anchor and came to lay against another anchored boat. In order to save himself and his boat, he person living on the anchored boat severed the yellow boat’s anchor lines and let it drift free. It came to rest on an oyster bar behind me. This all happened in the dark, so you can imagine how surprised I was when I woke up in the morning to discover this behind me. I have no idea how close it must have come to me as it passed by in the night.


There have been many attempt to move it and all failed until this afternoon when a BoatUS tug started pulling on it. It wasn’t easy, believe me, but finally it started to move.



Filed under Anna Maria Island, boats, Bradenton Beach, FL, Coquina Beach, Living on the hook, Retirement Afloat, Uncategorized

3 responses to “Finally Gone

  1. lseldon

    Happy Mother’s Day

    Louis Seldon Keller, TX Phone 954-610-5121


  2. wadie

    Downloaded your two books off Smashwords, thank you! Made short work of Sailing Alone to Isla and left an honest review, I loved it. Reading Adversity’s Wake will be enjoyable and like the turning of the ampolleta, each chapter will pass with a different lesson.

    • oldsalt1942

      Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it, and thanks for reviewing the story, I appreciate it.