Friday, November 24th, 2017

Reef Safe Suncare      

                                                                 Perceptum Quispiam Dammitium! What do you get when you combine Jimmy Buffett, Kenny Chesney, Gaius Plinius Secundus, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum, short legged pants, and pyroclastic flow? We present to you “Pliny The Elder And The Harbors Of Healing”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeYqlWA9ZI4

A land and sea of mystery and enchantment… and my home for 7 of the last 10 days … sort of. I enjoyed the hospitality of the Explorer Ventures Turks and Caicos live-aboard. And its considered “Caribbean” even though its in the North Atlantic … its just one of myriad contradictions in the tropical region. […]

   One of my favorite books to read when growing up in the mid 70’s was “Bloodletters and Badmen” by Jay Robert Nash. If you have ever read this book and are aware of its content you might find that opening sentence a little alarming due to the fact that I discovered this book in […]

June 10th Governor Crist and the Florida Wildlife Commission issued an order that will expand the recreational scallop season along the Gulf Coast. The Bay Scallop season will now start on Saturday (July 19th) instead of July 1st and last either until oil closes the beds or September 10th, whichever comes first.

While preparing this week’s lecture for The Five Minute Professor, I stumbled upon some brilliant advice for the galley. Pasta is not a particularly “boater-friendly” food because it typically requires a lot of water sitting in a pan for 15 minutes or so. Even mild swells could wreck havock in the galley. But a little […]

Today Earth Day seems like a no-brainer… anyone who really enjoys the water or the out of doors at all, should see the benefits to preserving what we have. But not everyone has always embraced Earth Day. The first Earth Day combined with Vietnam War protesters. Early protesters against the April 22nd gatherings also included […]