I sailed a Catalina 25 in the San Diego bay for a few hours and I liked this little sailboat. She was fairly agile in the bay and although it did not have a Knotmeter gauge but she move fairly swiftly for a 25 foot sailboat.
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.
Boulder Oaks is the only equestrian site on the Descanso district, offering 17 horse stables, 30 camp sites, and local access to the Pacific Crest Trail
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The C&C 36 Sailboat is an exceptional ship with an impressive pedigree. By far it is the best ship I have sailed. They are high performance ships with attractive interiors that can sail well in a variety of conditions.
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.
“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 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.
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.
This is a racing boat, built with an oversized rig and a long keel but it has surprising amount of comfort. The Irwin 30 Competition is designed to race first and double as a daysailer.
She is fitted with a tall rig, deep keel, Atomic 4 engine, stack pack for the main, self tailing winches, GPS chartplotter, backlit gimbaled compass, tilt steering.
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.
Rock Hall is billed as “The Pearl of the Chesapeake”, and this unique waterfront town is located on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay. It is definitely a tourist town but it’s small with a population of only 1,310 people and never seems to be crowded.
Release date: June 25, 2010 (USA) Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger If you want a shockingly honest look at how an empire works then you will want to see the movie Restrepo. It is billed as “Chronicling the hard work, fear and brotherhood that come with repelling a deadly enemy.” In my opinion that statement […]