Anchor balls.

A vessel of more than seven metres must display an anchor ball. If it’s dark then an all round white light must be displayed.

Our anchor light is pawesome. It’s at the top of our mast and it’s an LED light that uses nearly no power which is great for us since the humans insist on using power for silly things.

Our anchor ball, however, is a mystery. Last year when we came to use it the humans couldn’t find it anywhere. Eventually they invested in a new one. When we came to put it away they agreed on a safe place…

Can you guess what happened? Yep! That’s right my clever two legged parents forgot where the safe place was! Once we’d arrived and anchored they both looked expectantly at each other.

We searched everywhere but we couldn’t find it! The first day when we arrived in Palmarola it was already nearly getting dark so it wasn’t a problem, because we put our anchor light on. But when we arrived in Ponza the humans popped into dodge and bought another new one.


The anchor ball must clearly be displayed according to collision regulations. If it isn’t you may receive a hefty fine. Since we now have THREE on-board I think that we’ve got it covered.


Now that Nocturne’s safely back in the marina, I took charge of stowing the anchor ball so that when we go out for our next big adventure in July we can find it straight away!


When the humans are off the boat I keep watch. Can you spot me in this last picture?


Bisous Bailey


  1. Yep, I found you my dear friend…


  2. Ohhh where are you going in July??


  3. Sure did Bailey …lucky mum and dad didn’t catch you breaking open a jar of caviar and having a pawty..they see all….hehehehehe


  4. Silly humans; how forgetful they are. Make sure they don’t forget where you are. And I can see you!


  5. HA! I see you bailey (I just looked for those “electric” eyes!) – that’s the perfect spot to keep an eye out for pirates (or your parents!)……funny those humans hid the anchor ball(s) so well they can’t find them…tee hee.

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy


  6. Love those pictures as they are so inviting especially since it is cold and rainy here.


  7. Don’t they make you go below when they’re off the boat? What if you decide to go for another swim?


  8. janetblue says:

    Bailey, we couldn’t find you, but we think we see the shadow of your head on the hatch lid. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette.


  9. There you are… careful, Bailey!


  10. Bailey, my human is the same way – the safer she keeps something, the more likely she is to lose it!

    I see you on the boat, staring out at the paparazzi!


  11. You get to keep watch? Wow, my humans make me stay below when they aren’t on board. They’re afraid I’ll fall of. Most people think Wheaten terriers are agile, but I have to admit I’m a klutz and have fallen overboard twice. So I guess the humans have a point. Humans sure seem to think about safety a lot.


  12. Dear Baileyboatcat,
    I wish I could join you on your world travel ambition on your boat. Thanks for stopping bye.


  13. Ms. Phoebe says:

    MEWHAHAHA! Leave it up to humans to lose stuff, good thing now they seem to realize they should just leave the details up to mew.


  14. I bet you know where all of the anchor balls are, right? 🙂


  15. MOL!!!! Yer Hu’manz are just like me Mum. She buyz speshell fingz & sayz, “Me must put it in safe place”…..den she furgetz n when she buyz it a 2nd time she den findz da ferst one!!! Hu’Manz are so so funny!!!
    At leas YOU know where all da anchor ballz are fer da next trip 😉
    Me found ya in da last piccie…took Mum n me a few minuttz but dere you iz under da Flag!! Viva La France, right?? MOL…
    Lub Nylablue n SherriEllen xo


  16. Found you!


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