Buddhist ritual helps crabbing in Area 10

Although I’m not quite sure what the karma penalties would be for catching one of the dungy’s, it was a great sight to see this Taiwanese family repatriating 30 large crabs into Puget Sound.

The grandfather and father of the newborn (on left with mother) carefully remove bands from the claws before releasing the 30 crabs purchased from a local market.

This Buddhist ritual is meant to give good health and wellbeing to the newly born child and create harmony with nature. Pretty cool!

 

Scupper, reporting for Beach Drive Blog

Have You Seen a Missing Buoy

This email came in last night from a Beach Drive neighbor:

My neighbor’s large round mooring buoy broke loose last week. It’s white with black numbers. It floated away from the 5400 block of Beach Drive. She’s asking anyone sighting it to please call 206-734-5992.
 

No swimming or wading allowed at Cormorant Cove Park

 Yesterday the Seattle Public Utilities posted a sign by Cormorant Cove Park off of Beach Drive warning the public to not swim nor wade in the Puget Sound waters.

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This happens to be near where the trimaran and power boat wrecked by the Harbor West Condominiums. However it is our understanding that the officials were originally called out for a possible sewage leakage from the condominiums and not for the situation with the boats.

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Stay tuned.

National Weather Service Issues Coastal Flood Advisory through 11:00 am this morning

Did you wake up to waves pounding your bulkhead like we did? This morning’s high tide of 11.9 happened around 7:49 a.m. Seattle area tides will only go down to about a 7.9 at 1:41 pm and then back up to a 9.1 at 6:12 tonight.  The coastal flood advisory below says to add 1.5 to 2.0 feet to the tide table prediction.

The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood advisory for the Seattle area:

..COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 11 AM PST THIS
MORNING…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A COASTAL
FLOOD ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 11 AM PST THIS
MORNING.

* HAZARD…MINOR FLOODING NEAR THE BEACHES FROM TIDAL OVERFLOW AT
  HIGH TIDE THIS MORNING.

* IMPACTS…LOW LYING ROADS AND OTHER AREAS NEXT TO THE BEACHES
  AND TIDELANDS MAY SEE MINOR FLOODING AT HIGH TIDE.

* TIME OF HIGH TIDE AND PREDICTIONS…11.9 FEET AROUND 750 AM AT
  SEATTLE…12.4 FEET AROUND 750 AM AT TACOMA…8.5 FEET AROUND 840
  AM AT FRIDAY HARBOR…9.8 FEET AROUND 840 AM AT CHERRY POINT.

* EXPECTED TIDAL ANOMALY…ADD 1.5 TO 2.0 FEET TO THE TIDE TABLE
  PREDICTION
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PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY INDICATES THAT ONSHORE WINDS AND TIDES
WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE FLOODING OF LOW AREAS ALONG THE SHORE

The Puget Sound Marine Forecast currently has 4-5 foot waves predicted most of this week:

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON…
TODAY…S WIND 15 TO 25 KT…RISING TO 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING…THEN SHOWERS LIKELY.

TONIGHT…S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.

MON…S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. SHOWERS LIKELY.

MON NIGHT…S WIND 10 TO 20 KT…RISING TO 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT…BUILDING TO 3 TO 5 FT.

TUE…S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

TUE NIGHT…SW WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

WED…S WIND 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT.

A Seattle area forecast also warns of possible coastal flooding until 11:00 a.m. today with southwest winds up to 30 mph:

…COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY FOR MINOR TIDAL OVERFLOW IS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM TO 11 AM PST THIS MORNING…

TODAY…WINDY. SHOWERS IN THE MORNING…THEN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. SOUTHWEST WIND 15 TO 30 MPH.

TONIGHT…WINDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S TO MID 40S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 30 MPH.

MONDAY…BREEZY. SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH.

MONDAY NIGHT…WINDY…RAIN. LOWS IN THE LOWER TO MID 40S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 25 MPH BECOMING SOUTHEAST 15 TO 30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TUESDAY…WINDY. RAIN IN THE MORNING…THEN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S. SOUTH WIND 15 TO 30 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

A Dusting of Snow over the Olympics

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Killer Whale Sunset

We spied whales heading south between Blake Island and Lincoln Park. Two lucky boaters got an extra close up view.

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Whales off West Seattle

Viking Tug invades Puget Sound…response is swift!

 

The Sweedish super tug, Tor Viking II was spotted sailing north past Blake Island… 


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when out of no where, the flat-top USS John C Stennis and a fleet of WA State ferries was on it's tail!!!


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Never a dull moment covering Beach Drive.

Scupper, reporting for Beach Drive Blog

 

Aiviq: Monster Arctic ice buster spotted heading south…

Every now & then an unusual vessel will cross our waters and warrant some BDB research! A spokesman from the ship's builder mentions that this $200 mil giant ice breaker recently built in Louisiana and commissioned by Shell Oil is considered… 

 "the largest vessel ever built by Chouest, and will be among the most advanced and powerful, non-military icebreakers on the waters."

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I suddenly have "bigger boat" envy!

 

Scupper,  for Beach Drive Blog