|Very hard to see but the line goes from the aft end of the boom to the bow|
There is a theory in physics that suggests ours is just one universe of a multi-verse. The idea is that other realities exist in parallel to ours, imaginable, suggested by theory, but forever beyond our experience. A hint that they might actually exist comes from some of the mysteries of gravity, that our universe only makes sense if gravity from the multi-verse is having its effect. Fort Lauderdale has a bit of multi-verse feel about it.
Dink parking is on the east side of the bridge. The east side is mega yacht side, beach side, swank and glitz and Fort Lauderdale wealth side. It is condo, fancy bars, and trendy shop side. We went to the west, looking for a laundry. The one we found was $1.75 per wash, $0.50 per dry, located in a little outdoor mall complete with tattoo and body piercing parlor, nail salon, a couple of sub-shops, and little shops that were anything but "trendy". The difference was stark; no glitz, no flash, Fort Lauderdale working class. One short bridge, two different worlds. It wasn't like the west side was poor or broken down, I've certainly lived in worse. But the rich side of this town is SO rich as to border on fantasy land, some alternate reality. The weight of that wealth bends our world around, its influence felt even if most of us can only theorize that it must be out there, somewhere.
Like some kind of magic machine I can take my little sailboat and park it right in the middle of that alternate reality. I can't really experience it and, truth to tell, I'm pretty sure I wouldn't like it much if I did. But it is fun to look at. Tomorrow we may head east, walk on the beach, and look at it some more.
|At the bow it goes around a block and back to the cockpit via a series of blocks attached to the stanchions|
|When not in use, the eye on the left stows on the boom at the gooseneck. The shackle stows on deck. When in use, the shackle comes up off the deck, attaches to the eye, and continues to the bow, around the block, and back to the cockpit|
|At the cockpit end, it goes around the last block and is secured at the cleat on the coaming.|
|A real addition to the safety equipment on deck of Kintala.|