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.

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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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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.

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.