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Seeing More of Long Island’s Shore

Seeing More of Long Island’s Shore

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The waters of Nassau County are more accessible to the paddling public thanks to the recently completed South Shore Blueway Trail. The trail, which extends 18 miles from the western border of the Town of Hempstead to the border of Nassau and Suffolk counties along the south shore, provides a 21,100-acre recreation area for paddle- […]

Healing Waters: Battling Cancer Aboard

Healing Waters: Battling Cancer Aboard

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Is there any greater celebration of life than being out on the water, feeling the sun, smelling the freshness, seeing a beautiful vista, and escaping land in the company of friends and family? On the other hand, is there any greater threat to life than cancer? The questions above lead to a third: may […]

Present and Ready. Safety, Skill, and Satisfaction through Mindfulness

Present and Ready. Safety, Skill, and Satisfaction through Mindfulness

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Earlier this year, a photo of a sailor went viral on the web. While he’s seen glued to his cell phone, he’s missing a humpback whale that’s breaching right in front of his boat.  The photo, captioned, “A sign of the times,” makes an important social commentary — we rarely pay attention to what’s […]

Rowing Forward

Rowing Forward

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

On a flight home from Hawaii to California in 2012, Angela Madsen, a world-class athlete, looked out upon the Pacific Ocean and thought, I’m going to row that. She failed in her first attempt — a solo mission, but succeeded the next time with a rowing partner. Just a few years later, she has circumnavigated […]