A friend of mine alerted me to this yacht grounded on New Brighton beach this morning so I had to go and have a look – as it was certainly an odd sight. According to news reports, the skipper of the yacht swam about 100m to the beach and was showing signs of possible hypothermia. I saw photos of a gravel loader trying to move the yacht – but in typical fashion, it got stuck as well. I had visions of even larger vehicles arriving to also get stuck and so on and so on! Alas, by the time I got to the beach the loader was gone. I suspect the yacht may stay where it is for a few days.