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A Cautionary Tale in Berkeley

"I could not make out the transom name, but could see how well the mud held the small sailboat which anchored out overnight east of Hs Lordships restaurant, just south of Berkeley Marina," wrote Nancy Schimmelman, who snapped this photo of what looks like a Cal or Columbia 20-25 high and dry (or low and muddy). 

"Oh darn, I think I read the wrong month in the tide book." An unidentified vessel gets cozy in Berkeley a few weeks ago.

© Nancy Schimmelman

"Higher tides later on May 17 freed the vessel, which apparently grounded softly enough to escape unharmed." We’ve been sailing in Berkeley for 13 years, and have rarely seen the tide quite so low. It’s just more insubstantial and anecdotal evidence to support the narrative that the sea level is most certainly not rising. (Just kidding.)

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