Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Supannee House of Thai

Supannee House of Thai

January 1, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Just a short walk from the Shelter Island Harbor sits Supannee House of Thai, a bustling restaurant with an extensive menu of delicious Thai cuisine. Call ahead for reservations or you may have to wait for a table, especially on a weekend night. Your favorite Thai dishes, such as pad Thai and Panang curry, are […]

San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge

San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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The San Diego Bay National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) was established to protect wildlife heading towards being endangered by providing them with an exciting habitat. Across two different sections, the Sweetwater Marsh Unit and the South San Diego Bay Unit, there are four endangered species and over 200 species of birds. The Saltwater Marsh Unit is […]

Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium of the Pacific

December 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Is there a more perfect way to spend a day than by taking your boat to the aquarium and then taking your boat home? In my opinion, that might just be a perfect day trip.  If you haven’t been to the Aquarium of the Pacific yet, then you are in luck. The Aquarium of the […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

August 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

I love everything about August except the way every experience seems measured by the hourglass. People say, “Let’s get together one more time this summer!” and “Is there still time to do that before summer ends?” This August, let’s stop calendar and clock watching. Is the water calm and is the breeze delightful right now? […]

Check Out These Boating Apps!

Check Out These Boating Apps!

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Smartphones are the go-to technology choice for many boaters. They want forecasts, access, and safety right at their fingertips and that’s what a vast amount of applications (apps) promise to deliver. I’ve scoped out some of the most useful boating apps available to install on your smartphone or tablet. Some are free and some charge […]

A Storm’s Coming — Protect Your Boat!

A Storm’s Coming — Protect Your Boat!

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether the forecasters have given it a name or not, a weather situation involving high winds, lashing rains, rising tides, and flooding has consequences. Preventing loss of life is paramount, but with enough preparation, boaters can take action to prevent property damage. Preparation starts while the predicted storm is part of a long-range forecast. Our […]

No More Slip Sliding Away!

No More Slip Sliding Away!

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you ever lost any of your belongings while afloat or seen your cabin floor strewn with snacks? That rock-and-roll of the tides can sometimes send belongings sailing. Whether we’re talking cell phones or food bowls, we prefer items to stay where we put them. Therefore, I offer some seaworthy solutions to avoid slips when […]

Hurricane and Storm Links

Hurricane and Storm Links

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  Hurricane Preparedness https://www.weather.gov/wrn/hurricane-preparedness National Hurricane Center www.nhc.noaa.gov/ Marine Safety and Awareness www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/marine_safety.shtml Weather Warning Flags http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/marine/cwd.htm Storm Surge Info www.nhc.noaa.gov/ssurge/risk/ Emergency Apps www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/mobile-apps http://www.uscg.mil/mobile/ Tips and Checklists https://www.ready.gov/hurricanes http://hurricanesafety.org/prepare/hurricane-safety-checklists/ www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4340160_Hurricane.pdf www.boatus.com/hurricanes/brochure.asp www.health.ny.gov/environmental/emergency/weather/hurricane/ Pet Safety www.humanesociety.org/issues/animal_rescue/tips/pets-disaster.html    

Soothe Summer Suffering

Soothe Summer Suffering

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

In our minds, summer seems like the most carefree of seasons. However, the reality is that there are lots more B’s in summer than just Boating and Beaches. For instance, there are these Buzzkills: Burns, Bruises, Buzzers, Bacteria, Blobs, Barfing, Barbs, Bellyaches, and Boo-Boos. Nothing wrecks a beautiful day like a tossing deck, a stinging […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

It was September 24, 1985. I knew Hurricane Gloria was approaching so I ran over to my marina to lash down the boat. Upon arrival, I noted a lot of activity — boats were being hauled as folks feverishly prepared for the storm. Fellow boaters urged me to have my boat hauled too, but as […]

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