Postcards From the Edge

Postcards From the Edge

Round Mountain Campground - Pike National Forest

Round Mountain Campground – Pike National Forest

Round Mountain is a small, rustic campground that sits just 6 miles from Lake George, 11 miles from the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and 15 miles to Eleven Mile Reservoir. It is also within a short drive to hiking and biking trails, fly fishing, wildlife watching and birding.

Anchorage: Northeast Whitehall Bay

Anchorage: Northeast Whitehall Bay

Whitehall Bay, on the west side of Chesapeake Bay and has general depths of 13 to 6 feet. A lighthouse at Sharps Point, on the west side of the entrance to Whitehall Creek Entrance Light 2W, provides a well-marked approach to the channel between North Shoal and Whitehall Flats.

Bay Bridge Marina Review

Bay Bridge Marina Review

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...

Sea Witch 36 Sailboat Review

Sea Witch 36 Sailboat Review

Hugh Angelman's 36 foot auxiliary ketch, the Sea Witch – a boat that not only became a classic, but (in spite of the relatively small number that have been built), went on to win the Trans Pac race and become a "class" in itself – known as the "Sea Witch Class."

Oracle of Argos | Horoscope July 8 – 15, 2018

Oracle of Argos | Horoscope July 8 – 15, 2018

Today, July 8th 2018, 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.

François Gabart - Around The World In 42 Days

François Gabart – Around The World In 42 Days

French sailor François Gabart beat the previous solo around-the-world record of Thomas Coville by six days and 10 hours. The 98 foot trimaran crossed the finish line on December 17th, 2017 setting the new solo around-the-world record at 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.

Dutch Oven Peach Crisp

Dutch Oven Peach Crisp

Learn how to make a very scrumptious Dutch oven dessert with Dan Brooks, the Cast Iron Ranger and Brent Bolton from Dutchmasters Catering.

Lost Lake Campground - Paonia CO

Lost Lake Campground – Paonia CO

Lost Lake Campground is a great place to camp although you will need a camping permit.  Because it is so remote it is a great place for fishing and hiking around Lost Lake, Dollar Lake and Lost Lake Slough.

Anchorage: Tilghman Creek

Anchorage: Tilghman Creek

Tilghman Creek is an excellent place to drop the hook if you are looking for solitude. This honey of an anchorage is sheltered from all directions, although houses and docks surround the cove. Normally not too crowded and offers Good holding.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

I captained a C&C 36 sailboat from this Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to Port Huron Yacht Club. It took about 3 days to prepare for the long journey so I spent a few days exploring the marina and surrounding area.

Pasadena Yacht Yard (PYY Marine) & Whites Cove Anchorage

Pasadena Yacht Yard (PYY Marine) & Whites Cove Anchorage

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. ...

Anchorage: Chesapeake City Located on the C&D Canal

Anchorage: Chesapeake City

While tidal current tables report the current at the entrance at 2 knots, old hands know that the current across the entrance can be substantially greater. More current is experienced at the far end of the basin where a small stream enters.

Fish Tacos with Raspberry-Pineapple Salsa

Fish Tacos with Raspberry-Pineapple Salsa

At first, fish tacos might sound a bit unusual but if you like fish you will love this recipe. Use your favorite fish with this lively raspberry-pineapple salsa and a yogurt-lime cream sauce for a spectacular explosion of flavors.

Climate Change! It's Here & There's No Denying It.

Climate Change! It’s Here & There’s No Denying It.

In the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the end of the last ice age about 7,000 years ago, beginning the modern climate era. Most of these previous climate changes are attributed to very small variations in Earth’s orbit that change the...

Anchorage: Yopps Cove - Carter Creek

Anchorage: Yopps Cove – Carter Creek

Yopps Cove is located in an area of Virginia known as the "Northern Neck." In the 18th century, it was dubbed the "Athens of America". Steeped in history, three presidents, George Washington, James Madison and James Monroe, were born on the Northern Neck of Virginia.

PY 26 Paceship Sailboat Review

PY 26 Paceship Sailboat Review

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...

Maple Fall Festival Cake

Maple Fall Festival Cake Recipe

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.

Göbekli Tepe "Potbelly Hill" A Neolithic Church

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.

Atlantic City Anchorage: Rum Point Basin

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.

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...

Patuxent River Park - Pavilion and Camp Ground

Patuxent River Park – Pavilion and Camp Ground

Now this campground is an interesting place.  You can only camp here in a tent and your neighbors 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...

Oracle of Argos | Horoscope Oct 15 - 21, 2017

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.

The Waterway Guide, an East Coast Sailor's Bible

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...

Review of the Columbia 8.7 Sailboat

Review of the Columbia 8.7 Sailboat

I 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 helps understand the ship.

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...