You’ve had it happen. You depart for a nice 3-day weekend on the Bay. Upon return, you pass the power lines off Quantico and notice the river looks like coffee (with cream). It is full of trees, logs, escaped dinghies and other propeller-bending pleasures. You reach the Occoquan River,
Frustrated with forecasts that turn out to have been wrong? Maybe they weren’t, Captain… After the freighter El Faro sank on October 1 2015 in Hurricane Joaquin, the NTSB noted that, among other factors contributing to the loss, that the Captain “had relied on outdated weather information from a commercial
Avast! Every September 19 be International Talk Like a Pirate Day! This year that there date be fallin’ on a Thursday. First created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), this be a very special day fer us pirates! If’n ye not be familiar with
In every chatroom, forum, and Facebook group, there’s always a common question – ” What are the best smartphone apps for boating?” Well here’s the ones that I think are the most important: Navionics BoatingThis is a chart-plotter app, and one of the best out there. It is constantly being
Probably one of the best tasting rums we’ve ever had, Bumbu Original is the perfect rum for sipping at anchor! From their website: Our flagship Bumbu Rum is based on the original recipe created by 16th and 17th century sailors of the West Indies, who blended native Caribbean ingredients into
One of the all-time favorite drinks among real boaters, the Orange Crush is tough to beat! The fresh squeezed orange juice is what makes this drink so refreshing! The ingredients are: 2 ounces of orange vodka1/4 ounce of triple sec2 ounces of fresh squeezed orange juiceSplash of Sprite Here’s how
Every year The Harbour Grille and Brocks Riverside Grill put on a charity golf tournament, and the proceeds go to the American Diabetes Association. This year it will be held on September 17 at the Laurel Hill Golf Club. There’s still time to sign up, and sponsorships are still available!
Paddle down the Potomac into Mallows Bay and you’ll find some very real ghosts floating in the water. An entire fleet of partially sunken ships, built during World War I, lend their hulls to seagull nests and kayakers’ intrigue. Built over 100 years ago, these ships exist as a memory