Irritated about a boat rescue

On Friday night a Cat hit the reef at Mt. Harman Bay. This was at low tide. The Skipper decided to wait until morning to get help, but the SOB didn't put out a stern anchor! Overnight the high tide was .7 meters…. that pushed him all the way up onto the reef so that by Saturday when he asked for help, the high tide just after 12 noon was only .5 meters… No way to get him off.
What irritate me is that he didn't put out a stern anchor until I showed up and yelled, "where is you stern anchor." The second thing the pissed me off is that on the Saturday VHF net that I run, this guy is asking for help and Mr. Ken Good is all over it so I asked him to coordinate on another channel to get this guy help at high tide.
After the net, I walked the dogs and had brunch. When I got back to the boat at high tide, I checked to see what was being done. Ken called the coast guard and they might show up - PERIOD. He had not done SH!%! So I get on the radio and in 10 min have 10 or more powerful boats and have someone assigned to call out the Secret Harbor Marina boats and their ferry to help. We couldn't move the boat cause he allowed the boat to be washed way up onto the reef overnight (no anchor on the stern). I'm not sure how the will get it off without removing the keels.

The tropical wave that is just a bit north of us

When the waves go north of Grenada (to St Lucia or higher up) then the winds stop after every rain shower.
That is bad for a few reasons. First, the flying insects can buzz out to your boat no matter how far off the shoreline you are anchored. Second, no wind… and it is hot here (well not so bad, but when the wind stops it is hot). In Hurricane season, nights are 79F to 80F and days are 87F to 90F with 90+ humidity. Finally, if it is strong enough, the wind changes direction to the West and so all the boats rotate 180deg and not all boats use the same amount of anchor line. This can be messy in crowded anchorages.
When the wave passes us then we get clear skies and steady trade winds.

I think I'm turning Japaneese

Great night out last week.
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A nice underwater photo taken by Will and Wendy Kline

Nice photo!
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Rain rain rain

It's the raining season here as a tropical wave comes over every 2 or 3 days. Just rain for now, no bad storms.
We had to cancel Cricket practice cause of the rain this week.
I need a new control board for my fridge/freezer. I should have that soon and then I'll have to reinstall it.
It's after 9AM and Cinco is just now waking up. Jupiter is still snoring.