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Non-Profit Helps People with Disabilities Set Sail

Non-Profit Helps People with Disabilities Set Sail

January 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If the goal of Shake-A-Leg Miami (SALM) is to empower adults and children with disabilities and make them feel they can take to the water with confidence, then this non-profit organization is exceeding it. Thanks to a partnership with the City of Miami, SALM has created a premiere community boating center in South Florida that […]

Sea Grill

Sea Grill

January 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Sea Grill, located steps from slips on the Oleta River in North Miami Beach, provides both indoor and outdoor dining elegance for boaters hungry for Greek and Italian dishes. Though the wait time for a table was short when we went, reservations are suggested. A hostess soon seated my dining companion and me in the […]

Don’t Do What I Did

Don’t Do What I Did

January 14, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Up until a few years ago, my only fishing experience had been as a child. Bamboo pole in hand at a local pond, I was having fun until my brother hooked his finger. An afternoon in the emergency room convinced me that fishing was not for the faint of heart. “Gone fishing” just never had […]

Kids Unscramble

December 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

                        1. eiatPrs is pirates 2. iphS is ship 3. ydiBahtr is birthday 4. Pyatr is Party 5. ltNaaciu is nauticaL. 6. accekspu is cupcakeS. 7. caek is cake 8. reoidosntac is decorations 9. osttaot is tattoos 10. islfgdho is goldfish

Launch a Nautical Birthday Party

December 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Searching for a birthday party theme? Want one that isn’t the same as everybody else’s party plan? How about a nautical-themed birthday party? Boatloads of decorating ideas and activities abound, making a nautical party one to remember. Search popular parent and party-planning sites and you’ll find plenty of ideas for a nautical party. Some sites […]

A Fish Can Fly?

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

You know that airplanes and birds fly, but did you know there is a species of fish that can fly? In the book called The Amazing World of Flyingfish by Steve N.G. Howell, readers learn about flyingfish — what they are, how they fly, what they look like, and where to see one. If you […]

Deterring Boat and Personal Watercraft Theft

Deterring Boat and Personal Watercraft Theft

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Trailered boats and personal watercraft (PWC) are designed to be mobile, so how do you protect yours from theft during the off-season? The best way to secure a portable possession is probably inside a guarded storage facility, but short of that, we suggest the following tips to make your trailer and boat/PWC less attractive — […]

Seafaring Jargon

Seafaring Jargon

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you ever wondered why a vessel’s toilet is a head, and instead of turning left or right on the water, you’ll turn port or starboard? Such seafaring terms are almost exclusively used as part of the language we speak on the sea, but the language of long-gone sailors migrated inland, coloring our language and […]

What Follows “Mayday”

What Follows “Mayday”

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

When a Mayday! cry comes in from a boater in peril, many layers of experience, planning, and technology come together as rescuers spring into action. Search and Rescue (SAR) is the most recognizable and time-honored task of any mariner, especially that of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). Having saved over one million lives since its […]

Taking Better Photos

Taking Better Photos

December 22, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Want to take more professional looking photos when you’re out on the boat or exploring the waterside sights? Photographers provide pointers with terms such as F-stop, shutter priority, aperture, and depth of field, but I have some simple tips to correct common photo errors and improve the quality of amateur images. Some spectacular photos violate […]