Saturday, March 24, 2012

St. Barts Red Light District




A year or two ago, I learned that if a boat has a mast that's taller than 30
meters it needs to have a red light on top. Most of us have white lights
there to turn on at night while at anchor.

The white light keep boats from
hitting us at night. I guess the red ones keep airplanes away??



Anyway, in real life, normally you don't see any boats that require a red
light at night. Newport, RI is the only place that I can remember seeing
more than one in an anchorage. In Newport, maybe you see six or seven and
think "Wow!".

Last night I looked around us and counted 47 red lights!! 47 and I probably
missed a few!
-Jim