Today I was making a small excursion with some friends who came to visit. Since I had been anchored for quite a long time in this muddy bay, I had a notion that there might be a lot of mud on the anchor. So before my friends arrived I went into town and bought an extension hose for the high pressure washdown pump I have in the cockpit. The hose of the washdown pump was not long enough to reach the bow previously.
This turned out to be a very wise move. As the chain came up it was covered in major thick coats of mud. It feels good to have working foresight at least sometimes!