Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Fortitude, Courage, and Strength at Sea

Fortitude, Courage, and Strength at Sea

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. When Herman Melville’s classic 1851 novel Moby-Dick comes to mind, do you wonder what might have inspired him to write the tale? If so, Owen Chase’s memoir is a must read, especially in its newest version, Wreck of the Whale Ship Essex: The Complete Illustrated Edition: The Extraordinary and Distressing Memoir That Inspired Herman […]

The Yacht Guru’s Bible

The Yacht Guru’s Bible

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

You love the water and being out on a boat, so have you ever wondered what it would be like to work on a motor yacht? Do you imagine yourself living and working aboard a beautifully designed yacht that can take you to places around the world you’ve dreamed of visiting? Alene Keenan has cruised […]

Exploring Across the Pond

Exploring Across the Pond

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. If you have waterways wanderlust, Great Waterways Journeys: 20 Glorious Routes Circling England by Derek Pratt is a unique canal and river guide to England. This book is an informative read, as Pratt features well known parts of each waterway’s history and local color, sharing what English boaters eat, drink, and see along the […]

Fire Island

Fire Island

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Summer on Long Island brings many area residents and out-of-town tourists to Fire Island. As you’re lying there soaking up the sun on one of Fire Island’s famous and picturesque beaches, or enjoying the spectacular scenery as you pass by on your boat, do you ever wonder about the history and the story of […]

Boys in the Boat:  On Abandonment and Togetherness

Boys in the Boat: On Abandonment and Togetherness

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. I confess: I don’t like business trips because I have to sleep in hotel rooms.  Something about being alone makes me…well, lonely.  But until I read Daniel James Brown’s terrific book, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, I don’t think I understood […]

Kiteboarding Flies off the Pages

Kiteboarding Flies off the Pages

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. If you love water sports, enjoy amazing photographs, and appreciate reading exciting and cool information, then Kiteboarding: Where it’s at… by Alex Hapgood should be in your hands. Hapgood captures 15 years of the sport with stunning images and information. Since writing about surfing and kiteboarding for other publications and magazines, Hapgood jumped at […]

Growing Up as the World Ends

Growing Up as the World Ends

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether you’re a voracious reader or someone who only has time to squeeze an occasional book into a busy schedule, I’d recommend that Flotilla by Dan Haight be on your reading list. It is an exciting young adventure story that kept me engaged right from the start. Actually, the book’s beginning left me no choice […]