Chapters in the Ship's Log Book

News from the Ship’s Captain

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Atlantic City Anchorage: Rum Point Basin

Rum Point Basin anchorage has good holding and plenty of room. You can leave your dinghy in the Trump marina/ state marina between F and E docks for 3 hours for free. Bus comes every 10 minutes to take you to town.

The Defiant - Columbia 8.7 Sailboat

Review of the Columbia 8.7 Sailboat

My brother bought a 1976 Columbia 8.7 sailboat and is in the process of refitting the ship from top to bottom.  The ship’s user manual is about average for information and help understanding the ship and the electrical schematics are pretty good however the plumbing schematics are a waste of paper. 

Cape May Harbor – Gateway to the Delaware

I have been to Cape May Harbor twice in my journeys, once I stayed in a transit slip at the South Jersey Marina and once at the Anchorage: Cape May Harbor East.  Both times were pleasant experiences but the Marian, as expected, was much more expensive.

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News from the Ship’s Navigator

Göbekli Tepe “Potbelly Hill” A Neolithic Church

The Göbekli Tepe site is believed to be a social or ritual compound dating back to the 10th–8th millennium BCE.  Circles of massive T-shaped stone pillars were erected in what appears to be ritualistic structures and is known as the world’s oldest known megaliths.

Waterway Guide

The Waterway Guide, an East Coast Sailor’s Bible

If you are going to be sailing on the east coast you need this resource.  The Waterway Guide comes both online and in the book form.  Whenever I have internet access I always consult the online database but when I am in areas with no cell service then I consult the book.  Either way Waterway Guide has the information you will be looking for.  I use this guide for all my route planning.

Are You a Tourist or an Explorer?

Tourist or Explorer, What is Your Cup of Tea?

There is no difference between a Tourist or Explorer. Tourists are the largest group of Explorers.  Most people have some curiosity in them, the question is how much. My definition of a Tourist is not based on attitude or appearance but how a person travels. I have played the tourist role at some points in my life. Tourists rely on agents to plan their adventure.  The degree of danger or difficulty has no bearing on the adventure or the Tourist classification.

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News from the Ship’s Cook

Maple Fall Festival Cake

Maple Fall Festival Cake

This Cake will melt in your mouth and make your taste buds come alive. The espresso in the chocolate gives it that unusual but tasty flavor of a little bit of coffee. So take a chance and try this one. This recipe does make 4 round cake pans, So bake away, then give one as a gift.

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburgers with Tasty Tama's Homemade Broccoli Salad

BBQ Bacon Cheeseburgers with Tasty Tama’s Homemade Broccoli Salad

If you want a delicious burger, then jump off the grid or out of the box, whichever you prefer. Also don’t go to the bland hamburger bun of years gone by, shake it up a little, I used and everything bagel on this one, it was delicious.

Peanut Butter & Ricotta Cheese Pie with Almond Butter Crust

Peanut Butter & Ricotta Cheese Pie with Almond Butter Crust

If you love delicious pie, this is a winner.!! Low in carbs and simply delicious. The creamy goodness of peanut butter and ricotta together make this pie to die for. On top of that the almond butter crust gives it just a little crunch to make the pie complete. So these two together make it perfect for any get together.

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News from the Petticoat Pirates

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Secrets of the Kama Sutra – Reverse Cowgirl

Comfortable sex in comfortable conditions, you can go on watching your favorite TV-program, though you will hardly remember what you’ve seen. The man stations himself comfortably on the bad, armchair, it can be a wide balcony or any other surface where he will sit, hang down and open his legs, lean back and lean on his hands open on sides.

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Secrets of the Kama Sutra – The Plough

When there is not just a lightning between the partners, but a firing when they devour each other with eyes and cannot saturate by each other – this position will surely suit them! The woman lies on her back and opens her legs to sides.

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Secrets of the Kama Sutra – Deep Dish

No we are not talking about Deep Dish Pizza.  We are talking about spicing things up in the bedroom so grab your sex partners and give this Kama Sutra sex position a try.

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All New Camping Section

Patuxent River Park – Pavilion and Camp Ground

Now this campground is an interesting place.  You can only camp here in a tent and your neighbours can be right next to you at busy times of the year.  We went during mid summer and there was only one other camper.  Someone through a big cookout at the Pavilion but they did that when were were out exploring the area.

5 Reasons to Go Camping

5 Reasons to Go Camping

Think about all the great things to see and do that you can only discover on a camping trip into the wilderness of this big and wonderful world.  There’s no way I would have discovered this beautiful waterfall if I had not been traveling down this country road in the middle of Colorado’s Gunnison National Forest on a camping trip.

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Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon National Park can only truly be experienced in person to fully appreciate is size and scope.  This unique combination of color and grandeur that follows the Colorado River for 277 miles and is up to 18 miles wide and a mile deep. The Grand Canyon overwhelms the senses through its immense size.

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The Other Stuff

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Always popular on Halloween “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” is a short story written by American author Washington Irving. First published in 1820 along with Irving’s companion piece “Rip Van Winkle”, this story is an example of early American fiction.

The Oracle of Argos

Oracle of Argos | Horoscope Oct 15 – 21, 2017

Today, Oct 15th 2017, the Oracle of Argos will deliver 12 readings, one for each house in the Zodiac, written in poetic dactylic hexameters.  Well maybe not so poetic and definitely not in dactylic hexameters.  Without further adieu, let’s begin.

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Monday Night Movie – Deep Water

Deep Water is a riveting documentary about the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. It is a true story of daring adventure with failure and triumph. In the summer of 1968 9 men sailed out on the first solo non-stop circumnavigation of the world. Six of the sailors dropped out of the race because of issues with their ship. One sailor never finished as he continued sailing on his personal adventure.

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Lookout from the Crows Nest

  1. Leg 4 of The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

    December 2 - December 15

Beyond Charity, Rethinking how We Give

I wanted to let you know about Kiva (www.kiva.org), a non-profit that allows you to lend as little as $25 to a specific low-income entrepreneur across the globe. You choose who to lend to - whether a baker in Afghanistan, a goat herder in Uganda, a farmer in Peru, a restaurateur in Cambodia, or a tailor in Iraq - and as they repay their loan, you get your money back. It's a powerful and sustainable way to empower someone right now to lift themselves out of poverty.

Tiny Homes for the Homeless

 Anyone can help the homeless obtain shelter.  For as little of $150 you can build a Tiny Camper for a homeless person.  Providing decent & affordable homes can only make a better world.

Donate to Habitat for Humanity

$150 Bike Micro Mobile Home

The Rights of Women

According to the (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization, only 6% of rapists will ever spend a day in jail.  This is a problem in our country.

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Be Good to Your Daughters

Drop Anchor

Even while Rome is burning, there's somehow time for shopping at our Ship Store.  Beware you will be forced to confront your darker side, compelled to ask the question you might not be prepared for: 

How do I get this cool stuff?

Music: Sail by Awolnation