Some 23 Yachts from the Bremerton Yacht club were treated to a
wonderful time as were a good many other boaters (approx 300) who
up for the opening weekend at the Bremerton Marina. Difficulties for
some arriving into the marina as well as leaving, but sprits were good
and fun had by all. Boaters were treated by Anthony's to Salmon, BBQ
ribs, Oysters, as finger foods passed around by waiters on platters and
cake for dessert. The Marina put on a Hotdog feed as well with West
Marine showing all the new gadgets on the Public Pier. I would like to
thank those who had the blue balloon on their boat and helped all
boaters on their pier, with their registering of visitors and getting
the welcome packets to them. You can read the reports of opening day
from the Bremerton Sun on the BYC web page.
The Big Brothers cruise will be held at Queen City Outstation (Eagle
Harbor) the weekend of June 27. Fuel prices are keeping Big Brother
closer to home.
Points to Ponder :
Ebb tide : The receding or outgoing tide; the period between high
and the succeeding low water.
* tides create an area of rocky shore where specialized organisms
have evolved. Tides thus increase the biodiversity of the coast
(limpets, barnacles, oysters, etc.)
* tides create large areas for specialized organisms within
harbors and embayment (sand and mud flats, mangroves, etc.). such areas
may act as nurseries for various marine species.
* tides create currents that mix the water so that surface
plankton is spread and bottom nutrients re-surface. This makes plankton
available throughout the year.
* tides create currents that transport plankton to sessile filter
feeders such as clams, sponges, sea squirts, etc. It creates very rich
habitats where currents pass.
* tides create currents that transport and mix coastal sediments.
Without them, the coast would be more sensitive to sewage disposal and
runoff from the land. It would support fewer people.
Thanks for Reading
V/C Donald A. Park