Tanya and I spent much of the day at West Marine, pursuing a new hobby we call “spending copious amounts of money.” (We plan to adopt a replacement hobby soon, which we’ll call “being frugal.”)

Among other things, we bought about 220 feet of good quality rope for dock lines (it’s never “rope” after it assumes its new nautical purpose; it must be referred to as a “line,” or you may be taunted mercilessly), about 85 feet of 3/8″ BB anchor chain (which is quite heavy, I can assure you), and a 35 pound Delta anchor.

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