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MalloMe 2-IN-1 LED Camping Lantern & Flashlight

LED Camping Lantern | Atomic Beam vs Cascade

I tested two LED Camping Lanterns to find the right mix of quality, price and usability of the Atomic Beam LED Camping Lantern by BulbHead and the Cascade LED Camping Lantern by Mountain Tech.

The Dread Pirate Dave on a Catalina 25 in the San Diego Bay

Catalina 25 Tall Rig Sailboat Review

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...

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...

Bay Bridge Marina

Bay Bridge Marina

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...

Sea Witch 36 Sailboat

Sea Witch 36 Sailboat

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...

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...

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...

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...

Anchorage: Chesapeake City Located on the C&D Canal - Postcards from the Edge

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...

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...

Anchorage: Yopps Cove - Carter Creek

Anchorage: Yopps Cove – Carter Creek

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...

PY 26 Paceship Sailboat

PY 26 Paceship Sailboat

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...

Maple Fall Festival Cake

Maple Fall Festival Cake

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...

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Always popular on Halloween "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" is a short story written by American author Washington Irving. First published in 1820 along with Irving's companion piece "Rip Van Winkle"...

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...

Chicken Chimichangas with White Cheese Cream Sauce

Chicken Chimichangas with White Cheese Cream Sauce

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...

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...

The Dread Pirate Dave

The Dread Pirate Dave Piloting a Catalina 25 in the San Diego Bay

If you strip away the labels and isms and meta tags, what are you left with? Are you strong and free enough as an individual to survive the loss of all those crutches and maintain reason and meaning? Can you use the power of thought and choice to walk the road of life?

The Greeks said know yourself. Be confident in yourself and your own efforts will make a life of happiness. So I say create music that fires the mind and inspires the soul; find a greater wisdom through reflection of work, love, art, ideas, family, and friendship; and to realize a greater philosophy for living in this new century.

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