[UPDATE 4:45 p.m.] Even the Coasties Couldn’t Help This Sailboat
Part of living in this beautiful area is getting out and connecting with nature. A lovely little sailboat is extra connected right now as she has gone “hard aground” on Indian Island in the Humboldt Bay, according to a spokesperson for the United States Coast Guard.
The Coasties are unfortunately unable to help as their ship is too deep to slip into the increasingly shallow waters of the Humboldt Bay as the tide goes out. Low tide is around 4 p.m.
Currently, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to help with one of their smaller boats. But, says the Coast Guard spokesperson, “I don’t know if she will be moving ’til the next high tide.” And, that isn’t until around 11 p.m….not exactly the right time for good lighting.
The next high tide with light isn’t until about 10:30 a.m tomorrow. Wish them luck, folks.
UPDATE 4:45 p.m.: And the boat is practically in dry dock now…