Bay Bridge Marina

Bay Bridge Marina

Posted Posted in Harbors

I have only visited this marina once and had trouble making it in with my 5.5 ft draft. The entrance a bit shallow, the charts says the approach depth is 7 to 8 ft but I bottomed out just after the entrance had been drudged. Also the approach has a strong cross current so be careful when entering and leaving the marina.

Pasadena Yacht Yard (PYY Marine) & Whites Cove Anchorage

Pasadena Yacht Yard (PYY Marine) & Whites Cove Anchorage

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I first discovered the PPY Marina when my brother bought his Columbia 8.7 Sailboat which was on the hard in the PYY Marine yard. We worked on the engine, replaced the fuel tank and painted the hull of his boat before the PPY team used the boat lift to put the “Defiant” into the water.  The marina also provided a diesel engine mechanic to help get this old engine started and a mechanic to adjust the stuffing box.

Anchorage: Yopps Cove – Carter Creek

Posted Posted in Anchorages

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

Posted Posted in Sailboats

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

Posted Posted in Food

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.