Moorings versus Anchors
We are not anchored this time, and we are not docked. We are on a mooring, quite different form an anchor, for several reasons. One is that moorings are permanent, whereas anchors are usually not. An anchor can be permanent, but I would not like to use one permanently. A mooring on the other hand, is by its design permanent. A good mooring is an inverted mushroom buried in the sand bottom of a harbor. A bad mooring is a large concrete block on the bottom, and is not usable for anything bigger than a small fishing boat. I have seen both kinds, and now that I think about it, its really only the inverted-mushroom type mooring is permanent. The concrete block kind is worse than an undersized anchor.
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