Waterway Guide

The Waterway Guide, an East Coast Sailor’s Bible

Posted Posted in Anchorages, Harbors

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

Posted Posted in 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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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

Posted Posted in Harbors

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. 

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Monday Night Movie | The Croods

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“The Croods” are an eccentric family of cavemen, who survive the harsh terrain by living accordingly to a strict set of rules. But when their home is destroyed in the wake of an impending disaster known as “The End”, they are forced to leave their home of shelter and security, and into the wilderness of the unknown to find a new home.

Flag Harbor Yacht Haven – A Private Marina

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Flag Harbor Yacht Haven is a hidden treasure, a safe haven, nestled among the wooded Calvert Cliffs on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Slips are available for sale or rent. The marina amenities include heated/air conditioned bathrooms/showers, a swimming pool, a covered picnic pavilion with grills, a fish cleaning station, a dinghy dock with storage area and an on-site Marine Service.

480 BCE the Battle of Salamis

480 BCE the Battle of Salamis

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Themistocles lead the Greek fleet to victory against the Persian fleet of Xerxes I at the naval battle of Salamis in 480 BCE. Some historians believe that a Persian victory would have slowed the development of Ancient Greece, and by extension all western civilization, arguing that the Battle of Salamis is one of the most significant events in human history.

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Monday Night Movie – Battlestar Galactica (2004–2009)

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My favorite of all the Sci Fi movies. When the first series aired on television in 1978, I was not impressed. It was a nice try but they just did not have the story developed enough and the acting was so bad. However in 2004 the Syfy Channel produced Battlestar Galactica (BSG) the storyline was much better, the special effects were amazing and the acting was world class.

Secrets of the Kama Sutra | Stand & Deliver

Posted Posted in Love, Sex & Foreplay

You will not need a bed for this one making it right for bus stops, night club corners, back alleys or any other place you find your self. You will both be standing with the girls back against the front of the guy. Now girls lean slightly forward, keeping your back straight and your hands on your thighs, you can also brace yourself against a wall. Guys from behind her you will Stand and Deliver, not to quick, but fast enough you do not get caught.

Juan Sebastián Elcano, You Went Around Me First!

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Who was the first to circumnavigate the world? The answer you receive will depend on who you ask. If you ask most of the world they will either say Joshua Slocum or Ferdinand Magellan, however both answers are wrong. If you ask someone from Spain they will say Juan Sebastián Elcano but that answer is only 1/18th correct. The world’s first circumnavigation was completed by 18 people not just one. Now sit back and discover the tha amazing journey that started with 270 men and ended with only 18.

Burning Times, The Women’s Holocaust

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5 December 1484 Pope Innocent VIII began the holocaust against women with his directive, Summis Desiderantes Affectibus, which recognized the existence of witches and gave full papal approval for the inquisition eam to move against witches and starting 300 years of extreme violence against women. The peak of witch hunting was during the European wars of religion, climaxing from 1580 to 1630. The witch hunts declined in the early 18th century, culminating with the British Witchcraft Act of 1735, but there were sporadic witch-trials until the last known which trial in 1782.