Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Ramp in Marina Santa Cruz

The Road to Nowhere
You may remember from 4 years ago that I spent the night in a marina being wakened by heavy freight trains going by. They were always proceeded by the clanging of bells and the whistle that trains use when they are approaching a grade crossing. In the morning I woke up and discovered the grade crossing to nowhere. Each time a train comes the gates go through the entire cycle.





In the Marina de Santa Cruz we have a similar anomaly - the ramp? to nowhere. As you can see in the picture there is a ramp heading down to the water but then it stops. Even at high tide the base of the ramp is a good foot above the water line. It must have some purpose but for the life of me I have no idea what it is.

Fair winds and following seas.

Crash!

It has been raining most of the last three days. Everything is slippery. It is well known among cruisers that falling down the companionway ...