Today is going to be another scorcher of a day with sunny skies and low wind. Perhaps a shower will come through to cool things down. I'm below decks with the A/C running but just went ashore to get a coffee (I've just run out of beans) and despite the early hour it was already hot and humid. I think I will go through my list of chores and choose one or two inside tasks today and postpone finishing the anchor locker cleanup until tomorrow.
Several Caribbean countries have instituted new COVID-19 rules and restrictions and I fear that this afternoon will see stricter conditions for St. Lucia as well; they always announce the next week's rules on Thursday afternoon and it is effective the next day - leaving little time to react and plan for most businesses and people. My friend in Grenada said that the beaches are open from 05:00 to 10:00 in the morning and are otherwise shut, and that boat movement is prohibited. At least I'm at a dock where it is easy to head ashore for shopping.
I've decided on the following color scheme for marking my new chain:

Anchor Chain Markings
Length Color
50 feet

white

-

green

-

white

100 feet

white

-

green

-

green

-

white

150 feet

white

-

green

-

yellow

-

white

200 feet

white

-

yellow

-

yellow

-

white

250 feet

white

-

yellow

-

red

-

white

300 feet

white

-

red

-

red

-

white

The white links before and after the marking colors are there as attention marks and I will also mark a couple of links in white every 10 feet while I'm at it. I still have to figure out how many links need to be marked with each color but I think that 5 should be sufficient.
I was so busy with work inside and cleaning out the anchor locker that I completely forgot to take pictures, I only have some of the 4th varnish layer results.


Getting a sheen on the fourth layer The fourth layer is sealing up the top but due to the top's age and condition it is taking a while
(2021-09-10 09:24:56 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/2.8, 1/1250s] ISO 64)
Getting a sheen on the fourth layer
Table leaf looking shiny The fourth layer of varnish has started to really make the two leaves look glossy and smooth
(2021-09-10 09:25:03 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/2.8, 1/1000s] ISO 64)
Table leaf looking shiny
Table lid drying The lid has gotten 4 coats of varnish and is really starting to reflect
(2021-09-10 09:25:18 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/2.8, 1/1250s] ISO 64)
Table lid drying
Cockpit table cubby Four layers of varnish and the cubby is getting close to being smooth and glossy
(2021-09-10 09:25:35 NIKON D850 with a "24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8" lens. [f/9.0, 1/30s] ISO 64)
Cockpit table cubby
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