Anchorage: Yopps Cove – Carter Creek

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I anchored here a while back for a short rest on a long trip and the anchorage was great except for a few things. Carter Creek is home to a few resorts and golf clubs making basic supplies expensive. The closest store, other than yacht club ship stores and tourist shops, was a 45 minute walk. The anchorage itself is easy to get into and the views are very pretty but the weekend motorboat traffic was very heavy creating the never-ending wake.

PY 26 Paceship

PY 26 Paceship Sailboat

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The PY 26 design was first built by Paceship Yachts in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. At the end of 1977, the company was bought by AMF of Connecticut, who built the design between 1978 and 1981. Tanzer Industries bought the mold and rights to the design in 1981 and produced the boat as the Tanzer 27 (with a desk stepped versus the original keel stepped mast) until they went out of business several years later.

Maple Fall Festival Cake

Maple Fall Festival Cake

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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.

Chicken Chimichangas with White Cheese Cream Sauce

Chicken Chimichangas with White Cheese Cream Sauce

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I love baked Chimichangas.  The outside shell is crunchy and taste just as good as the traditional fried shell. They are healthier, easier, and just wicked good eats.

On the inside, we’ve got some shredded chicken and spices, chopped tomato, black beans, sweet corn, and cheese to fill you up and make your taste buds do a happy dance.  

On the outside, we’ve got some guacamole, lettuce, more chopped tomato, cilantro, and of course, more cheese. You just can’t go wrong here.

Waterway Guide

The Waterway Guide, an East Coast Sailor’s Bible

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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.

5 Reasons to Go Camping

5 Reasons to Go Camping

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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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Monday Night Movie – Deep Water

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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.

The Oracle of Argos

Oracle of Argos | Horoscope Oct 8 – 14, 2017

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After the destruction of Delphi the gods needed a new oracle to distribute their wisdom and found it in the Oracle of Argo.  In the modern age the Oracle of Argo imparts her wisdom here on Postcards from the Edge from time to time.  Today the Oracle 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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Grand Canyon National Park

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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.

Are You a Tourist or an Explorer?

Tourist or Explorer, What is Your Cup of Tea?

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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.

Fisherman's Cove in Norfolk, VA

Fisherman’s Cove in Norfolk, VA

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Located at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay this cove does not offer any anchorage but it does have an excellent marina named Little Creek Marina.  This marina shares the The Little Creek Inlet with the US Navy and a commercial fishing fleet.  When you enter the inlet you must keep a sharp eye out for the first turn on the right side where the marina is located.