The past several days in Nome have been wet and now, stormy. The seas at Nome beach are crashing in at 8-10 ft.; enough to dislodge many of the small boats from their anchored locations. The Goldenrod crew has been traveling out to the dredge and back to the beach (when dredging) with a small dingy (a.k.a. Zodiak). That dingy is normally tied up on the beach around the Snake River. However, with the seas as high as they've been, Dad and Mom were smart to check on it today, which resulted in search and recovery action, as they finally found it up the beach a bit (as have many others). Fortunately, the dingy was undamaged and they were able to secure it from the current storms.