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Entering Hope Town harbor requires navigating through a narrow channel of deep water.  This is what it looks like from up in the lighthouse.  The freight boat is in the darker, deep water; the shallow water is almost white.

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Red and green buoys on either side of the entrance channel guide entering boats.  Red buoys are on the right when entering – “red right returning.”  Buoys on the left when entering are green.

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The buoys keep entering boats in deeper water.  But today’s low, low tide revealed a green (port) buoy off station.   Here’s one of the green buoys.   No longer in the water.   Even its cinder block anchor is no longer in the water.  Yikes!!!

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You sure wouldn’t want to be anywhere near this buoy – unless you wanted to be hard aground.   So we parked the dinghy.

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And Goldwin pulled the green buoy and its anchor across the shallows.  (Note that the green buoy was in about 2 inches of water!)

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Over to deeper water.

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Over to the edge of the channel.

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All better now.  Note to self:  Favor the red side of the channel.

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